Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Buhari to immediately instruct Department of Security Services to release Gabriel Emperor Ogbonna, a lawyer, who is detained despite being granted a bail.
Mr Gabriel Ogbonna, a lawyer, is detained by the DSS reportedly on the behest of Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
“We are calling on President Buhari to immediately instruct Department of Security Services to release Gabriel Emperor Ogbonna, a lawyer, who is detained despite being granted a bail.
“His ‘crime’? He allegedly called for the probe of Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.”
”President Buhari should demonstrate his commitment to the rule of law by stopping criminalisation of peaceful expression in Nigeria and ensuring the immediate and unconditional release of all individuals detained or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression.”
“We’re are also calling on Okezie Ikpeazu to ensure his immediate and unconditional release.”