Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Falana tells Buhari Prosecute Buratai, others for Shiites killings.

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that the  Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai,  and other soldiers who took part in the violent attack and arson in Zaria in which scores of members Shi’ite movement were killed, were prosecuted. Falana in a statement titled, ‘Armed soldiers who attacked  Sheik Ibrahim  El-Zakzaki should be prosecuted’, also called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to allow detainees arrested with respect to the December 13 clash between the army and the Shi’ites have access to their family members, doctors and lawyers.

The senior lawyer reminded the police and army authorities that in the 1996 case between Chief Gani Fawehinmi  and Gen. Sani Abacha, the Court of Appeal had ordered the Attorney-General of Federation, Inspector-General of Police and the operatives of the Department of  State Services to allow the late Fawehinmi’s wife and personal physicians to have access to him in prison”at all reasonable times”.

HENRY E. J Williams

Author & Editor

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