Former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has called on the Cotonue Government to respect the civil liberties and rights of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) and treat him with the deserved respect and decorum.
He urges the Cotonue government to be fair in all its dealings with the Yoruba nation freedom fighter and not subject him to any form of torture, humiliation or harassment.
“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.”
We have earlier reported the arrest of chief Sunday Igboho and his wife by the police at the Cotonue border and the event that took place thereafter, you can read it here