Popular veteran actor and lawyer, Kenneth Okonkwo has taken to his official social media handle to react to Singer, Seun Kuti’s arrest. Continue Reading>>>
He said as a spokesperson for a movement seeking the entrenchment of the rule of law, he must admit that unlawful violence against any Nigerian citizen should not be condoned, especially when the person is a law enforcement agent.
Furthermore, he said it’s unlawful for any police to handcuff Seun Kuti after he voluntarily surrendered himself to the police. Continue Reading>>>
Okonkwo affirmed that Section 5(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 states that “A suspect or defendant may not be handcuffed, bound or subjected to restraint except there is a reasonable apprehension of violence or an attempt to escape”.
He added that a person who voluntarily submitted to the police can not be presumed to be violent or planning to escape. He noted that in Nigeria, we must learn to maintain the rule of law no matter who’s involved.
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