Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has been rushed to a hospital in the Benin Republic after being diagnosed with an ailment.
This was confirmed by one of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
According to Yomi, the Yoruba Nation agitator is diagnosed with a possible kidney or lungs illness.
He noted that the activist developed the ailment while in prison custody in the Benin Republic.
Yomi confirmed that Sunday Igboho has been critically ill for some time and was rushed to a hospital for treatment..
Daily Report Nigeria can recall that Sunday Igboho was arrested in a Benin Republic airport on July 16, 2021, alongside his wife, while on their way to Germany.
He has been in detention since his arrest.
Yomi raised said Igboho needed urgent medical attention, saying, “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.
“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.”
Also, sources in Yoruba Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body for Yoruba Nation agitations confirmed the development saying;
“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.
A spokesperson for Ilana Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Expect our reaction soon. But the government should be warned that nothing must happen to Igboho.”