Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has begun negotiations with Benin Republic government over his ‘health status’.
Benin Republic had ‘renewed’ the incarceration of the embattled agitator for another six months.
The 49-year-old agitator has spent over 227 days in Benin Republic prison.
Many supporters have lamented about the continuous detention of Igboho ‘without trial’.
The legal battle to either extradite Igboho to Nigeria or hand him back his freedom has witnessed a series of dramatic twists and turns
Protesting his continued detention, the agitator had dragged the government of Republic of Benin before the ECOWAS Court of Justice.
Igboho reportedly asked the regional court to award him $1million as general damages for each day he had been imprisoned in the country.
But the ECOWAS Court of Justice said that it had not received any matter relating to the trial of Igboho.
Counsel for the detained activist, Chief Yomi Aliyyu in a statement on Thursday titled: ‘Re: Purported release of Sunday Igboho’, said: “Kindly discountenance any news about the release of Chief Sunday Adeyemo or that he is on his way to Germany. It is not true, please.
“With the assistance of a worldwide renowned professor and prof Akintoye and lawyers (Falola and myself), we are negotiating for something more comfortable for him than prison to meet his health demand.
“I advise you to remain calm and prayerful.”