Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has blasted his Beninese lawyers for failing to secure his secure his from West African nation’s court.
The activist has been in detention for almost 2 months after his arrest by the Beninese Authority when he was trying to elope to Germany with his family on July 20, 2021.
Ighoho revealed that some of the lawyers hired were paid up to five million Naira, yet none of them could persuade the judge from compelling the judge from detaining him despite the large number of them representing him in court.
According to Daily Trust, this was Igbho made this known following the issue he had with one of his lawyers, Ibrahim David Salami.
Read extraction from statement;
“Lawyer Salami came to prison to see me, but he kept me waiting, attending to some other people for more than 15 minutes. I called on him, ‘Lawyer, I’m waiting, I’m hungry. I want to go and eat’.
“But he replied me saying, ‘will you be going then’ and I walked away. I don’t lie. He was here to see me, not someone else. He should have told those ones that he wanted to see his client. I am not a kid. I will be 50 in October.”
“If lawyers don’t want to represent me in court anymore, no problem. It is God who knows how I got here. He will set me free. Are those lawyers God?
“Lawyers that could not tell the judge not to take me to prison, despite how many they were. They were up to 10. In their presence, the judge ordered my detention in prison. Are those ones lawyers?
“Those who could not remove handcuffs from my hands until Falola came to do so. Are they lawyers? And they collected huge amount of money. Five million, four million, three million (Naira), that was how they were paid; yet they couldn’t remove handcuffs from my hands. I don’t fear any lawyer or anybody. Anything they want to do to me, I’m ready.
“I don’t need any information from Salami. Anything they want to do, they should go ahead. If he is on phone, he should hear me. I don’t need any information from anyone. I need information from God.
“I told my wife the last time she came here that I don’t need any information from anyone. The information that nobody has been able to get to secure my release from here, God should give me.”