Abuja - The cases against Nnamdi Kanu, the
pro-Biafra activist, and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, prove
President Muhammadu Buhari has reneged on his promise to restore the rule of
This is according to the Good Governance Advocates, the
“It is a truism that President Buhari promised many
things and one of which was adherence to the rule of law. Surprisingly, this
particular promise is gradually going to the bin of denial.
"Earlier we thought the judicial flagrant was as a
result of the lacuna created by lack of Attorney General of Federation but the
music has not changed,” said Ifedayo Obi, an executive of the group.
“For keeping Nnamdi Kanu behind the bar beyond stipulated
time frame before charging him to court and after brought him before court yet
bail was denied, is a departure from a democratic government that practises FOI
Act. Kanu might not be absolute but his fundamental right must be respected.”
Kanu was arrested on October 18 for allegedly financing
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This followed protests for the independence of Biafra
While he has secured bail, he remains behind bars.
Obi also mentioned the case against Dasuki.
He is facing charges of corruption and theft. These are
based on the contentious arms deal.
The Department of State Services has defied court orders
by not handing him his passport to enable him travel for medical attention.
“His prosecution has gone to persecution except for those
that cannot discern the script,” said Obi.
Obi bemoaned the “perpetual silence” of those human right
activist lawyers amid the alleged persecution of Kanu and Dasuki.
“Are they scared of another decree 4? It is Kanu
and Dasuki today, tomorrow it may be another person,” said Obi.
- CAJ News