Human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has demanded an apology from the media aides of President Muhammadu Buhari over the rearrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
It will be recalled that there was a mild drama at the court 7, Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, as armed operatives of the Department of State Services moved to rearrest Sowore at the court premise.
Falana faulted Buhari media aides, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, for supporting claims that operatives of the DSS didn’t invade the courtroom.
The human rights lawyer spoke on Monday night at the 14th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting at Ikeja, Lagos.
While emphasising the ethics of the journalism profession, Falana demanded “an apology from the media aides of the President, for playing on the collective intelligence of Nigerians through false statements issued on the invasion of the court by the men of the DSS. This is because the DSS has apologised to the Judge on the incident.”
The human rights activist while congratulating the awardees also urged them to keep up the good work.
“We must ensure we fight injustice until it is over in our country.
“I will also urge us all, particularly journalists, not to peddle rumours in their quest to fight injustice,” he said
"For a government to lie is a serious matter and we must take it up…"
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