Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba Nation activist, has apparently been diagnosed with a renal or lung disease.
Igboho contracted the sickness while imprisoned in the Benin Republic, according to one of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu, who revealed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba. The agitator, he claims, has also become dangerously ill and has been transported to the hospital for treatment.
On July 1, 2021, Igboho’s residence in Ibadan was invaded by security agents. While Igboho was on the run, 12 of his assistants were apprehended and charged in court.
Igboho was eventually apprehended with his wife in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, while attempting to fly to Germany, and has been detained since.
Speaking during the interview, Aliyyu said
“Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou. It was so critical that they had to rush him to the hospital.
I can’t tell if he has been returned to the prison from the hospital but what I know is, he’s battling ill health and it seems his kidney and lungs are already being affected.55
Even though I cannot tell which part of his body the sickness has really affected, I know it has to do with his internal organs.”
This development was confirmed by sources in the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua.
“Yes, he is ill and his kidney appears affected. We are not very sure yet. Another test result is expected for confirmation. We are working on that and I can assure you that he is in safe hands,” one of the sources said.