Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe sent a warning to the federal government following the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has finally reacted to the arrest Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
He warned the FG to strictly adhere to the rule of law, in the handling of the trial of Kanu.
In a statement released by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom in Abuja on Wednesday, Senator Abaribe who guaranteed Kanu’s bail 2 years ago, also advised the federal government to be guided by the provisions of Section 31 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended and Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, as it detains and re-arraign the IPOB leader in court for the continuation of his trial.
The relevant section and charter he said, presupposes that the detainee should be humanely treated, while in the custody of the state.
“What it means is that it is the duty of the government in this instance to protect him and ensure the respect of his fundamental human rights, while his trial lasts. For now, it is trite law, that he is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” Abaribe said.
However, the Minority Leader called for calm saying that the recent events presents ample opportunity for dialogue and for the federal government to address the contending issues, that seems to challenge the peace and unity of the country.