Why FG Can’t Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana
Ardent Nigerian lawyer Femi Falana explained why the federal government cannot arrest Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho for asking Fulani pastors to leave Igangan in the Ibarapa district of Oyo state.
Falana, who aired on a television program Friday morning, said the federal government’s inaction following the repatriation of some northern governors of Almajiris to their home states shows that security in Nigeria is politicized.
According to him, no one has the right to issue a notice of dismissal to any Nigerian residing anywhere in the country.
However, a human rights lawyer recalled that the central government did not consider it necessary to arrest a northerner, who once asked to leave the Igbo who lived in the North, saying: “It will be difficult and unfair to follow the Igbo on Sunday. “
He advised the Oyo state government to allow the state to manage the security situation in accordance with the law.
He also said that President Muhammadu Bukhari had just said that he did not intend to politicize the security issue. But the security situation in this country is already politicized. We don’t have a single standard. This is why we have problems. When the governors of some northern states recently forcibly expelled the Almajiris and deported them to their home states, no one protested in their favor.
“If you do not defend the interests of the Almajir people, why will you defend the interests of the shepherds in any part of the country? That is why we must always maintain the same standards and act in accordance with the rule of law, ”Falana said.
DAILY POST recalls that at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some governors in the North evacuated street children, known as Almajira, to their home states.