Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba Nation activist, has apparently been diagnosed with a renal or lung disease.
Yomi Aliyyu, one of his lawyers, revealed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, stating that the rights campaigner contracted the sickness while incarcerated in the Benin Republic.
The agitator, he claims, has also become dangerously ill and has been transported to the hospital for treatment.
Igboho is currently being held at a detention facility in Benin Republic, according to the PUNCH.
The lawyer sounded the alarm, claiming that Igboho required immediate medical attention, “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.”
The incident was confirmed by sources in Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination parties.
“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.
When contacted, the spokesperson for Ilana Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Expect our reaction soon. But the government should be warned that nothing must happen to Igboho.”