Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) has kicked against the detention of former Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko Yakasai.
Salihu was arrested and subsequently sacked after he called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over insecurity.
In a statement on Sunday, Falana said Salihu is being held incommunicado in an undisclosed detention facility for merely exercising his freedom of expression enshrined in Section 39 of the Constitution,1999.
Falana recalled that between 2013 and 2014, leaders of the APC, including Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinibu, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and Alhaji Lai Mohammed repeatedly asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to resign.
The senior lawyer, who is the Interim Chairman of the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), wondered why Salihu would be arrested after many civil society, chieftains of the APC and both chambers of the National Assembly have called for Buhari’s resignation or impeachment over insecurity.
“In view of the foregoing, we demand for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Tanko-Yankasai from illegal custody.
However, if the State Security Service has evidence that the political detainee has committed any criminal offence known to law he should be transferred to the Police for proper investigation and possible prosecution without any delay.”
Another Top Personality Dies
A Nigeria legendary music producer, Ayorinde Ilori Faboro popularly known as Dokta Frabz is reportedly dead.
Mr. Dokta Frabz is from Ekiti State. He attended Doregos Private Academy, studied International Relations at the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. He has three sisters from the mother. He grow up in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He was also into events management and entertainment at whole.
Before inventing into music, Frabz have love in music when he was young. In one of the interview he was granted, he mentioned that he plays keyboard and drum in kids Sunday School in his church. He also revealed that his dad wanted him to start playing instrument for adult church.
After the news of his dead broke out, many people have took to their Twitter handles to send a condolences.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has said the arrest of Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, sacked media aide to Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, followed issues beyond the expression of opinion in the social media.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Peter Afunanya, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.
Mr Ganduje, on Saturday, sacked the media adviser over alleged unguarded comments and utterances critical of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the surging insecurity in the country.
He said Mr Tanko-Yakassai failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.
The Governor, therefore , said he could not be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe in.
Mr Tanko-Yakassai is currently being detained by the secret police.
Buhari owes Nigerians explanation for decay in National Security –– CNG
Asks Northern Leaders To Interrogate FG’s Failure To Checkmate Students’ Abduction
Few hours after the release of students abducted by bandits in Kagara, Niger State, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has faulted Federal Government’s inability to put an end to security challenges bedeviling the country.
This was as the group also asked Northern leaders to interrogate the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over its failure to anticipate and checkmate the manoeuvres of marauding bands of criminals roaming northern communities and operating at will, targeting such soft spots as schools.
“CNG is excited by reports that the kidnapped staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara have finally regained freedom from the armed bandits in Niger State on Saturday. But we warn that it is not yet Uhuru, and we should not celebrate too early. Beyond the jubilation, however, President Buhari owes the nation the duty of explaining the glaring failure of his administration in the vital area of providing security, particularly for the North."
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