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I’ll Ensure Lagos Prosecutes Soldier Arrested by Sanwo-Olu – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has vowed to ensure that the Lagos State Government prosecutes a soldier who was caught riding a motorcycle on a road prohibited for such.

The soldier was arrested by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu himself while his convoy was on its way to the Lagos State University to inaugurate some projects built by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Speaking during an appearance on Channels Television, Falana commended the arrest of the soldier just as he called for the implementation of the rule of law in the country

He said, “In our country, men of the armed forces believe, as if we’re still under the military dictatorship, that they’re above the law,” he said.

“We’re even lucky there was no unfortunate incident. Last year August, some policemen were controlling the traffic around Ojo and because vehicles were stopped, soldiers came from one of the vehicles and pounced on one of the police officers and an inspector was killed in the process.

“Others were injured and detained in the barrack. Even to release the soldiers for investigation was problematic.

“It was the same thing in the case of Wadume, where a captain led soldiers to attack three policemen and killed them who had come to arrest a very dangerous criminal and what happened?

“Soldiers were even charged but a former Attorney-General Malami withdrew the case from the court that the soldiers will try them. These guys have been promoted.

“So, we must run a country where there is rule of law and there must be equality before the law and I’m going to ensure that we get the human rights community to pressurise the Lagos State Government to have that soldier tried.”

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