Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has asked the Yoruba Nation and its teeming supporters to forgive his Cotonou based legal Counsel, Mr. Ibrahim Salami.
Igboho blasted Salami’ s legal team numbering about ten in Benin Republic for their inability to get him out of prison.
He said this is despite the fact that he has spent no less than 50 days in detention. The self styled Yoruba rights activist says it is unfortunate that the team has failed to secure his release from prison.
According to a report by the GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS, Sunday Igboho complained that he is being subjected to all manner of maltreatment and abandonment in prison despite the lawyers getting over N5m each.
In his response to the outburst by the Yoruba rights activist, his lawyer, Mr. Salami said he is in the bad books of Sunday Igboho because his client feels he should have been set free from detention by now.
The law professor said Igboho sees it as undeserving to still be behind bars and in police custody despite having committed no crime.
Igboho lawyer, who spoke in the Yoruba dialect said: ” He wants things to be done faster. ” The lawyer said work was still In to secure the release of his client from detention.
Also speaking on the issue, the Guardian News reports that Aare Almaroof Bobagunwa Yekini, one of Igboho’ s closest said: ” This is a message from chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho Oosa, we just spoke and he asked me to plead with you all, (Yoruba Nation supporter) to forgive Laywer Salami.
” He pleaded that we should forgive him, All freedom fighters and those who broadcasted his name everywhere. He needs us and we need him, so we all need each other, ” he said.
Recall that Sunday Igboho and his German wife (Ropo) were arrested in Cotonou. They were on their way to Germany.
Igboho is the brain behind the struggles for the actualization of Oodua Republic, The Yoruba Nation. He organized rallies in almost all states in the southwest.
His rallies were all channeled towards the call for Ooudua republic. Sunday Igboho believes that the Yorubas need to have a country of their own.
The Yoruba rights believe that having been marginalized in the Federal Republic of Nigeria for donkey years, the Yorubas deserve to go independent.
The issue of insecurity suffered by the Yorubas in Nigeria is also of concern to him. He believes that the Nigerian government was not doing enough to secure the Yorubas.
These were some of the reasons why he wanted the Yoruba Nation to be set free. But the Nigerian government would not have any of it. No country would want to be divided for any reason.