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Nigeria’s former aviation minister and ally to the Yoruba defender, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on authorities in Benin Republic to accord Igboho the respect he deserves.

Fani-Kayode who has not said anything since the arrest of Igboho on Monday tweeted on Wednesday that the rights and civil liberties of the Yoruba Nation agitator is respected.

The former minister wrote, “I call on the authorities in Cotonou to respect the civil liberties & rights of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) & I call on them to treat him with respect & decorum. Those rights are protected under international laws & 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, brutalized, humiliated, or treated with contempt.

“The whole world is watching and we shall continue to monitor the events with concern and keen interest.”

Recall that back in February, the ex-minister visited Sunday Igboho at his Soka residence in Ibadan attributing the visit to appreciating Igboho for defending the Yoruba nation against killer herdsmen.

He described Igboho as a freedom fighter adding that the whole Yoruba nation is solidly behind him and his mission to rid the South West of killer herdsmen.

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