Olusegun Falola, one of the lawyers of a renowned Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said his client’s stay in detention in the Republic of Benin is a blessing in disguise.
The lawyer spoke during an interview series with feelrightnewsTV, according to The Nation newspaper.
Igboho has spent over one month in detention since he was ‘arrested’ by the operatives of Brigade criminelle (Criminal Brigade) on July 19 in Cotonou.
The 48-year-old agitator was first detained at the Brigade économique et financière (BEF), is currently at Prison Civile de Cotonou — Cotonou Civil Prison.
In its last ruling, the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ordered that Igboho should be kept in prison custody.
At the 13-hour hearing, the court ruled that Igboho be sent to pre-trial detention pending the conclusion of the investigation.
Falola, while speaking on efforts so far made concerning Igboho’s freedom, said, “Igboho’s arrest shows he was cheated because he didn’t commit any criminal offence.