Supporters of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, are gripped with anxiety as their hero has been reportedly diagnosed with possible kidney problem.
One of his lawyers, who is based in Ibadan, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), said this in an interview with BBC Yoruba .
Aliyyu, who claimed that Igboho developed the illness in detention in Benin Republic could not state categorically wether the illness was kidney related or lungs.
He said the Yoruba Nation agitator was critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment. He said Igboho needed a very urgent medical attention.
“Igboho was not diagnosed with this particular sickness before he was arrested in Cotonou, ( Benin Republic capital). 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.
“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.”
Some of his supporters who spoke with our correspondent on Wednesday said they were worried about the new development.
One of them, Dele Ogunleye, said Igboho was not sick before he was arrested.
He said, ” This is what we have been saying, this sickness, I believe is not natural. Why this time? He might have been injected. I believe they just want to get rid of him.by any means.
” But he must not die. Government of Nigeria and Benin Republic should know that Igboho is not somebody that can be killed like a chicken.”