A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned that nothing must happen to #RevolutionNow activist, Omoyele Sowore.
The human rights lawyer said this after reports that Sowore was injured by a tear gas canister shot by a police officer during a rally in Abuja on Monday.
The police had since denied shooting Sowore, saying. “The protesters, who went on the rampage, were resisted by police operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of the law and order. There is no record of such an incident as of the time of this release.”
Reacting, Adegboruwa asked the international community to hold the government of President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for anything that happens to Sowore.
The lawyer also noted that Sowore was exercising his fundamental rights by joining a rally to demand good governance and an end to insecurity. He said, “Information reaching me indicates that early this morning in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Comrade Omoyele Sowore and other activists gathered at the Unity Fountain for a peaceful protest but they were denied access to the public facility which was cordoned off by the police. From the live Facebook video that I personally monitored, I saw Mr. Sowore engaging some policemen on the illegality of locking up the Unity Fountain. (Punch)