Sunday, September 26, 2021

I call on the authorities in Cotonou to respect the civil liberties and rights of Sunday Igboho – Fani-Kayode

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Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, has call on the authorities of Republic of Benin to followed due process and respect the civil right of Sunday Igboho.

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The Daily News report that, Sunday Igboho was arrested at the airport in Cotonou on Monday night, reports said. Read here

Sunday Igboho arrest comes about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.

The former aviation minister, stated this on his various social media page.

“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”.

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