After his native powers and spiritual protection failed him, Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho is ruing the failure of his many lawyers too as he languishes in Beninese jail.
He just lambasted his lawyers who have been winning his legal battle in the media but unable to get him out of Cotonou jail over the past months.
A fighter himself, Igboho descended on his Beninese lead lawyer Ibrahim David Salami.
Salami, before he went silent in the media, had boasted Benin Republic is a country where human rights are important, and his client would soon be free.
At a point he and others insisted Igboho had better die in Beninese jail than be returned to Nigeria.
The National Daily earlier reported how Igboho, however, has expressed desire to come home, even if he has to go into the DSS detention.
He’s done with his money-guzzling lawyers.
“Are those ones even lawyers?” He said in a recent phone conversation now leaked.
According to the agitator, the professor of law and others collected up to N5 million each, yet the judge sent him to prison.
He said this in the phone conversation with one of his supporters.
“Lawyer Salami came to prison to see me, but he kept me waiting, attending to some other people for more than 15 minutes. I called on him, ‘Lawyer, I’m waiting, I’m hungry. I want to go and eat.’
“But he replied me saying, ‘Will you be going then?’ I walked away. I don’t lie.
“He was here to see me, not someone else. He should have told those ones that he wanted to see his client. I am not a kid. I will be 50 in October,” Igboho said angrily.
While the caller made effort to persuade Igboho to retain his lawyers because freedom is better than being in captivity, the agitator fired back.
“If lawyers don’t want to represent me in court anymore, no problem. It is God who knows how I got here. He will set me free. Are those lawyers God? Lawyers that could not tell the judge not to take me to prison, despite how many they were.
“They were up to 10. In their presence, the judge ordered my detention in prison. Are those ones lawyers? Those who could not remove handcuffs from my hands until Falola came to do so. Are they lawyers?
“And they collected huge amount of money. Five million, four million, three million (Naira), that was how they were paid; yet they couldn’t remove handcuffs from my hands. I don’t fear any lawyer or anybody. Anything they want to do to me, I’m ready.
“I don’t need any information from Salami. Anything they want to do, they should go ahead. If he is on phone, he should hear me. I don’t need any information from anyone. I need information from God.
“I told my wife the last time she came here that I don’t need any information from anyone. The information that nobody has been able to get to secure my release from here, God should give me.”
Igboho was arrested at a Cotonou airport on his way to Germany on June 20, three weeks after the invasion of his house by the DSS.
The DSS displayed guns, charms and travel documents they claimed they recovered from Igboho’s house.
The agitator got popular for his rabble-rousing rallies where he boasted of his agenda to use native powers to break the Yoruba nation away from Nigeria .