Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop various security agencies from further violating human rights in the course of carrying out their duties.
He said in a statement on Sunday that this had become necessary in view of the ban by the United States of America on the sale of arms to Nigeria over alleged continued violation of human rights under the Buhari administration.
Falana said though the basis for the ban on sale of arms by the US could be queried, the President should stop the violation of people’s rights and also release all political detainees.
He specifically urged the President to order the release of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who has been held in custody without a court order.
Falana said the release of Dasuki would allow the ex-NSA’s trial for alleged diversion of arms funds to go on smoothly.
He said the government should obey the ruling of the ECOWAS Court ordering the release of the former NSA.