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Acting President Osinbajo outraged at the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, Dasuki, others granted bail by courts


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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has lashed out at the Nigeria Police and the judges for unlawful detention of suspects that have been granted bail by the law courts.

He made the remark in Lagos at the Eko Convention Center which was well attended by a good number of dignitaries.

A visibly angry Yemi Osinbajo, a Professor of Law,  reportedly accused the Nigeria Police of exceeding their legal powers by consistently flouting court orders which he said legally wrong.

He questioned the rationale behind keeping suspects in detention without being charged to court.

He frowned on keeping as much as 47,000 suspects in prison custody across the country without trial.

According to him, “As of 2017, we have 47,229 ‘unsentenced’ detainees awaiting trial out of a total prison population of 67,586.

“It may interest you to know that Lagos State has the highest number of unsentenced detainees in Nigeria.

“We agree that these problems are against our collective interests as practitioners and stakeholders.

“We must make a firm commitment to tackle the problems by changing our attitude and standing up for what is right,” he said.

The Vice President particularly criticised the police for still keeping the likes of former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, Nnamdi Kanu, El-Zakzaky who have been ordered for release by courts of competent jurisdiction.

1 comment:

  1. Has he been on holidays since last year or been asleep? By the way why is osibanjo accusing the police for detaining Dasuki,Nnamdi Kanu? Is he afraid to mention the name of the terrorists flouting the court orders? So even the vice President is even afraid of mentioning the DSS? Na wa o.


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