Frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has suggested the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye to give up to the Nigerian Police Drive.
The lawyer referred to as on the Senator to finish the siege by submitting himself for arrest with none additional delay.
Falana additionally cautioned the police operatives to conduct Melaye’s arrest, investigation, and prosecution in strict compliance with the related provisions of the penal statutes and the Structure.
In an announcement on Thursday, the human proper lawyer flayed the Police for the sensationalization of the deliberate arrest of the Senator.
Falana mentioned, “The elemental proper of each citizen to non-public liberty is assured by part 35 of the Structure of Nigeria and article 6 of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples Rights.
“The fitting might, nevertheless, be violated by the State if there’s cheap suspicion that any citizen has dedicated a prison offense.
“The Nigeria Police Drive just lately introduced its plan to arrest Senator Dino on the allegation that he has dedicated the offenses of prison conspiracy and tried culpable murder.
“The Senator didn’t reply to the invitation of the Police on the grounds that the permission of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki was not sought and obtained.
“Satisfied that the Senator has determined to not submit himself for investigation, a staff of police personnel have surrounded his residence with a view to effecting his arrest.
“The siege to the home by the Police has needlessly lasted for six days. It has been reported that the provision of electrical energy and water to the home has been disconnected by the Police.
“Such motion can’t be justified in legislation. There isn’t any doubt that the Nigeria Police Drive has itself accountable for the sensational deliberate arrest of the Senator.
”The Police must have affected the arrest of the Senator below the related provisions of the Administration of Prison Justice Act 2015 which empower the Police and different legislation enforcement to interrupt into any home to arrest if there’s proof that any prison suspect towards whom a warrant of arrest has been issued by any court docket has absconded or is concealing himself or herself in order that the warrant can’t be executed.”
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