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RevolutionNow: A Lagos-Based Lawyer Takes FG To Court Over Detained Protesters

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In his suit before the high court, Lagos State division, Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos-based lawyer and a human rights activist demands an order compulsory the respondent to “unfailingly produce” all arrested and detained citizens before the judge.

Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos based lawyer and a human rights activist, has sued the Federal government Nigeria to a federal court demanding the immediate order for the release of all #RevolutionNow protesters illegally arrested and detained unconditionally.

In his suit before the high court, Lagos State division, he demands an order compulsory the respondent to “unfailingly produce” all arrested and detained citizens before the judge.

According to him, the respondents in the suit are the State Security Service (SSS), Inspector-General of Police, and Attorney-General of the Federation.

In his exparte, he explained that “the action by the Nigerian government and her agents is a “grave constitutional infraction.”

 “They were deprived of their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression

    “The right to peaceful protest is a constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

    “By engaging in peaceful protest, the applicant and other persons have not committed any offence known to law to warrant the treatment meted out to them by the respondents and their agents.”

    “The acts and actions of the respondents have infringed on the provisions of the Constitution and the rights of the protesters.”

    Justice Chuka Obiozor is expected to have a hearing of the application on August 14.

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