Yomi Aliyu (SAN), counsel to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, has said his client has not been released from detention in Benin Republic.
Naija News earlier reported that the Yoruba Nation activist was released from detention on Monday by the Benin Republic Government.
In an interview with Vanguard, Alliyu said Sunday Igboho was only released to be taken to the hospital to attend to his ill health, adding that he cannot leave the West African country.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria added that his client was released based on health grounds and not released from detention permanently.
Alliyu, however, commended Professor Wole Soyinka and Professor Banji Akintoye for the turnaround in his client’s matter.
He said: “Igboho has not been released; he was only released to be taken to the hospital to attend to his ill health. The last time we spoke, I told you that we were making arrangements to take him to the hospital over his ill health. So, he was released based on health grounds.
“I am to inform you that Chief Sunday Adeyemo has been released from prison to his medical practitioners under the agreement that he should not leave the medical centre or Cotonou for any reason.
“Praises should be given to two prominent Yoruba personalities to wit Professor Wole Soyinka and Professor Akintoye for this turnaround in our client’s matter.”