These present administration must respect rule of law – Senate President maintained

Ahmad Lawan, the current Senate President, has called on Nigerian government to adhere to the rule of law.

Senate President made the statement on Monday, while answering questions from newsmen in Abuja on the repeated violations of the rule of law by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

Lawan also stressed that Nigerians should not suffer unduly for a crime they are not guilty of.

He said, “Rule of law is something that we all have to adhere to.

“Part of respect for the rule of law is to ensure that those suspected of criminal activities are taken to court, but they should also be freed if they are not found guilty.

“If someone is not guilty of an offence, such a person should not suffer any undue consequences.”

This is coming, at a time, the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki has continued to languish in detention despite several courts granting him bail.

Also, recently, the DSS operatives had rearrested Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, less than 24- hours after granting him freedom, on 9th of December 2019.

However, Buhari administration was accused of disrespecting the rule of law in the trial of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.


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