By Jennifer Ugwueke
Olusegun Falola, one of the lawyers of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho, has disclosed why the agitator was chained by the Benin Republic security agents.
Falola disclosed that Igboho was chained to prevent him from disappearing mysteriously.
According to Falola, Beninese security agents were told that Igboho could turn into a cat and escape.
“When I arrived from Paris at the custody where Igboho was detained, he was first chained. They were scared that he could just disappear into the thin air because of his mystical powers.
“The police told me that if Igboho’s chains were untied and he escapes mysteriously, he (police officer) will be stripped of his rank and also dismissed.
“The police officer said he was told that Igboho could disappear or turn into a cat, and many other things were said to the police officers which made them tie him,” he told the Nation.
The lawyer, however, disclosed that his timely intervention led to the officers unchaining Igboho.
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Igboho was arrested recently in Cotonou while attempting to travel to Germany.
The Yoruba nation freedom fighter had fled Nigeria to Cotonou after he was declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS.
DSS had declared Igboho wanted after weapons were allegedly discovered in his house in Ibadan, Oyo State.