The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of five activists arrested at Dunamis International Gospel Centre in July.
Ripples Nigeria had reported that the activists were arrested for wearing t-shirts with “Buhari Must Go” on them at Dunamis International Gospel Centre.
In a court ruling on Monday, July 26, the Department of State Services, (DSS) was mandated to release the activists by Justice Anwuli Chikere who gave the order in Abuja, following separate ex-parte applications filed on behalf of the activists’ by their lawyer, Tope Temokun.
However, the activists are still in DSS’s detention despite the court order.
As a result, SERAP via a tweet on Monday implored the President to ensure total adherence to constitutional law.
The tweet reads, “Dear President Buhari, you promised in your 2015 inaugural speech: “The law enforcing authorities will be charged to operate within the Constitution.”
“We, therefore, urge you to instruct the DSS to immediately release 5 activists arrested at Dunamis Church, as ordered by the court.”
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION: Inside UNILAG’s multi-million naira budgetary abuse and academic discord
The University of Lagos located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has been embroiled in controversies with allegations bothering on misappropriation of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...