Sowore: Court Has Done The Right Thing, Says Chidi Odinkalu

If you detain a person and he is now in detention for over 45 days and no charges had been preferred yet, in a democracy, this should stop.

 

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A former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, has described the ruling of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordering the release of Omoyele Sowore from the Department of State Services detention as the right decision.

Odinkalu stated this on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with SaharaReporters.

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He said, “It is the right thing to do, we are in a democracy under a written constitution with fundamental rights guaranteed.

“If you detain a person and he is now in detention for over 45 days and no charges had been preferred yet, in a democracy, this should stop.

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“I am glad that the court granted him quite sensible conditions.

“If the court where he is supposed to be going for trial is actually saying release him to his lawyer till the government is ready to arraign him, it tells you something.”

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