Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned the government of Benin Republic against maltreating Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho who was arrested in Cotonou on Monday.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode called on Benin Republic to respect the civil liberties and rights of Igboho.
He said, “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, brutalised, humiliated or treated with contempt.
“The whole world is watching and we shall continue to monitor the events with concern and keen interest.”