- According to the list compiled by Femi Falana, a human rights activist, the federal government has disobeyed not less than 32 court orders – Falana said that this is capable of reducing the status of Nigeria into that of a banana republic.
The famous lawyer also said that human rights, democracy and rule of law are not all taken seriously in Nigeria, hence no penalty for impunity Femi Falana, a human rights activist, on Tuesday, August 27, said that he made a list of not less than 32 court orders disobeyed by the federal government.
Falana said that it is wrong for the president and in fact, the attorney general to be choosy about what court order to adhere to, adding that this trend will reduce the status of Nigeria from a nation to a banana republic, Channels TV reports.
He said: “In my latest compilation, I’ve compiled about 32 court orders being disobeyed flagrantly by the government of Nigeria which is not in line with the rule of law.
Northern coalition accuses APC national leader Tinubu of working against Nigeria’s unity “It doesn’t lie in the mouth of an attorney general or the president of a country to choose and pick which orders of court to obey.
“When you do that, you are reducing the status of the country to a banana republic. And that is why the bar has to rise up now and take its rightful place.” Falana went on to say that because human rights, democracy and rule of law are not all taken seriously in Nigeria, there is no penalty for impunity in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, had said that the security of Nigeria was far above the rights of any individual.