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Fani-Kayode Gives Benin Republic Govt Serious Warning Over Arrest of Sunday Igboho

The government of Benin Republic has been warned by a former Nigerian minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to respect the rights of Yoruba agitator, Sunday Igboho.

Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

He said Igboho should be treated according to enshrined international laws.

His statement is coming following alleged arrest of Igboho in Cotonou while trying to flee to Germany.

Fani-Kayode noted that Sunday Igboho detention in Cotonou will be monitored with serious concern and keen interest.

Fani-Kayode made this call via his social media page on Wednesday warning that the Beninoise Government must be fair in their actions

He wrote, “I call on the authorities in Cotonou to respect the civil liberties and rights of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) and I call on them to treat him with respect and decorum.

Those rights are protected under international laws and 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.

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

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July 2021