Breaking News
Translate

Buhari complied with all court orders as military Head of State ― Falana

Idowu Bankole

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana says President Muhammadu Buhari complied with all court orders when he was a military head but wondered why he has persistently not done so in a democracy.

Falana and Buhari

The Human rights activist said this in Lagos, during a public lecture on the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), on Thursday.

Falana stated that during Buhari’s reign as a military head he complied with court orders but has failed to do so now.

Also read: End conflicting Judgements now, INEC tasks Judiciary

“I just remember this morning trying to write a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and I find, very painfully, that whereas the Buhari/Idiagbon regime complied with all court orders for the release of those who were held illegally under the state security detention of perpersoncree No 2 of 1984, we cannot say the same today under a democratic government.

ALSO READ: Our pastors and their private jets

“If you get a copy of Gani Fawehinmi’s book on Nigerian law on habeas corpus, all the judgments of our courts during the military dictatorship of Gowon up to the Buhari/Idiagbon regime, all the cases are documented in that book; not on a single occasion did the military regimes detain anybody who had been ordered to be released by the court. They could manipulate; they could filibuster, but ultimately they got everybody released.”

Vanguard

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.