Human right group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have commended the Federal government for ordering the release of #RevolutionNow protest convener, Omoyele Sowore and the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, from the custody of the Department of State Sevice (DSS).
While describing the action as a positive step with the view that citizens would be allowed to enjoy their constitutional rights, SERAP in a statement also the federal government to immediately withdraw all charges against Mr Sowore and Olaware Bakare and all others detained simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
The group in a similar vein, the group is also calling for the immediate and unconditional release of journalist Agba Jalingo and all those still detained on bogus charges, having spoken out in favour of greater democracy, freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.
See their full statement.
“This is a positive step by the federal government. We hope that this signals a change in direction in Nigeria towards full respect for the rule of law, tolerance & greater openness by the govt that would allow citizens to effectively enjoy their constitutional rights & fundamental freedoms
“The President Buhari government should now immediately withdraw all charges against Mr Sowore and Olaware Bakare and all others detained simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression. They should never have been charged in the first place”.