According to PREMIUM Times, while speaking at a judgement on Abiri’s fundamental rights suit at the court this morning, the judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, said the federal government had no right to detain Mr Abiri after taking his statement in 2016.
“Having taken his statement, the applicant should have been arraigned,” Dimgba ruled, adding that the federal government’s submission that Abiri was detained in national security was baseless.
The court therefore declared Abiri’s detention illegal and an abuse of his fundamental rights.
Recall that Abiri was arrested in August 2016 and detained for two years till his lawyers, led by human rights activist, Femi Falana filed a fundamental suit against the Federal government.
Following outcry by various human rights agencies and the media, Abiri was arraigned on militancy at a magistrate court in Abuja. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇