Fani-Kayode urges Benin Republic govt to respect Sunday Igboho’s rights

 Fani-Kayode urges Benin Republic govt to respect Sunday Igboho’s rights

Modupe Shodeinde

Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, he warned the Benin Republic government to respect the rights of the arrested Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemi popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

The ex-minister made this call on his social media page on Wednesday warning that the Beninoise Government must be fair in their actions.

Recall that Igboho was said to have been arrested on Monday night, at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic, by Beninoise authorities while on his way to Germany.

There are also reports that the Nigerian government wants Igboho to be extradited to Nigeria.

Reacting to the development, Fani-Kayode on his twitter page said the Beninoise Government must be fair in their actions towards the activist and he should not be denied access to his lawyers and doctors.

”I call on the authorities in Cotonou to respect the civil liberties & rights of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) & I call on them to treat him with respect & decorum. Those rights are protected under international laws & protocols, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to which the Benin Republic is a signatory.

”The Beninoise Government must be fair in their actions. Igboho must not be denied access to his doctors and lawyers and he must not be tortured, brutalised, humiliated or treated with contempt,” he wrote.

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”The whole world is watching and we shall continue to monitor the events with concern and keen interest.”

 

 

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