Monday, 11 January 2016

Falana slams Buhari over Dasuki, Kanu’s re-arrest

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that there was no legal justification for the re-arrest of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, after they were granted bails by different courts. 

Falana in a statement said as a President who won an election on the promise to fight corruption and end impunity, President Muhammadu Buhari was duty-bound to ensure that all organs and agents of government respected the law.
 “One of the reasons why Nigerians voted for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), during the last general elections was his promise to fight corruption and end impunity in the country. Upon winning the election, President Buhari further pledged to abide by the Rule of Law.

To that extent, he has a duty to ensure that all organs and officials of the government operate within the ambit of the law. In particular, he should not allow overzealous security personnel to engage in any form of impunity and thereby expose the government to unwarranted embarrassment,” Falana said. 

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