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Sunday Igboho Not Seeking Asylum, He Committed No Crime – Lawyer

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Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is not seeking asylum in Germany but has a resident permit.

Naija News reports that this is the position of Olasupo Ojo, a Coordinator of Legal Affairs for Sunday Igboho.

Ojo, who is former President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, and legal adviser of Ilana Omo Oodua, told Vanguard on Monday that the Yoruba agitator’s wife and children are German citizens, so he does not require asylum.

‘’His wife and children are citizens of Germany and so, he has a right to reside there as long as he has his permit. He is not seeking asylum in Germany,” he said.

On Sunday Igboho’s condition in prison, Ojo said the activist now has the freedom to receive his family members and other visitors.

“Benin prison is better than the police station, he has the right to visitation by his lawyer, wife and well-wishers but there is nothing like freedom, no matter how comfortable that place may be,” he said.

On his state of health, he said: “I spoke with him on phone, he is in very high spirit. He has not committed any offence and he keeps telling anybody that he has not committed any offence.

‘’If anyone has committed any offence, it is the Nigerian government and the Department of State Services, DSS, that raided his residence. Raid is unknown to law, raid means an attack to kill and to destroy and it is unlawful and illegal.

“All they are trying to do is to look for justification for that raid but illegality cannot be justified by whatever means.

“There is no conviction, he has no criminal record anywhere and so, the onus is on the Nigerian government to face the reality. That is my advice to them.

‘’It is not only Sunday Igboho that has been attending rallies in Oyo, Ogun, Kwara, Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states, but millions of Yoruba also attended those rallies and no single one of them was arrested.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.