Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba Nation agitator has been reportedly rushed to a hospital in Benin Republic after being diagnosed with serious ailment.
Yomi Aliyyu, one of his lawyers conformed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
As revealed by Yomi, the Yoruba Nation agitator is diagnosed with a possible kidney or lungs illness.
He said that the activist developed the ailment while in prison custody in Benin Republic.
He confirmed that Sunday Igboho has been critically ill for sometime and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Sunday Igboho has been in detention since his arrest on July 16, 2021, alongside his wife, while on their way to Germany.
Yomi 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.”
Other sources in Yoruba Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body for Yoruba Nation agitations confirmed this happening.
“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.
Spokesperson for Ilana Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Expect our reaction soon. But the government should be warned that nothing happens to Igboho.”