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Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

Impunity bane of democracy in Nigeria, says Islamic group

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Impunity has been described as the problem facing Nigeria democracy and a threat to the survival of the grassroots in the country.

The Muslim League for Accountability (MULAC) made the assertion during a sensitization lecture on impunity against the Rule of Law held in Kaduna yesterday.

The Amir of the League, Mallam Yusufu Arriggasi’u, who spoke on the reason for the lecture said time has come for the grassroots to stop sleeping on their right and ensure that they seek court redress to challenge any steps or decision that is against their fundamental human rights.

Speaking earlier the Guest Lecturer, Barrister Jubril Mohammed ESQ, said the constitution of Federal Republic was clear on the basic fundamental rights of the citizens which includes; rights to life, freedom of movement and expression, right to belong to a lawful association

“Even thought the 1999 constitution, as amended, is enshrined with these rights, there still exists daily abuse of Nigerians rights and the main conspirators are the same people who are custodians of the constitution.

“A policeman will just walk into your house and say you are under arrest without any arrest warrant and he expects you to follow him to the station where you can be detained for more than the 24 hours that is stated in the constitution. The police officer has either forgotten that word of mouth alone is not enough to effects any arrest or he is ignorant of the constitution.

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