Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has urged authorities in Benin Republic to treat secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho with the respect he deserves.

Fani-Kayode, who has remained silent since Iboho’s detention on Monday, tweeted on Wednesday that the Yoruba Nation agitator’s rights and civil liberties are protected.

According to the former minister, Igboho should have access to a lawyer and a doctor and he should not be tortured, brutalized or humiliated.

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