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General News of Wednesday, 13 October 2021


Sunday Igboho rushed to hospital over suspected kidney illness

Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho Embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho, the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator has been rushed to the hospital with reports stating he has been diagnosed with possible kidney and lungs illness in the Benin Republic.

Speaking to BBC Yoruba, one of the lawyers to the activist, Yomi Aliyu said Igboho's illness developed while in custody in the Benin Republic.

He added that the agitator is critically ill.

According to him: “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.”

Sources in the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, confirmed the development.

“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.”

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