Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:36 pm
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded immediate release of Mr Inuwa Bwala, media aide to Sheriff.
Bwala was reportedly arrested with his driver on Jan. 17, at his office in Garki, Abuja.
In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, National Legal Adviser of the PDP faction, Mr Bashir Maidugu, condemned the continued detention of Bwala since his arrest.
Maidugu said that the “unwarranted arrest and detention” of Bwala, who was an infringement on freedom of press.
He said that after his arrest, Bwala was taken first to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention centre in Abuja and was taken to Maiduguri on Wednesday.
“Since then, he has been detained without trial
“We call on the authorities to charge him to court or grant him bail and follow the due processes of law if he is alleged to have committed any offense.
“We are worried that Bwala’s continued detention without bail or trial is a breach of his fundamental rights and a potent threat to civil liberties in this democracy.
“Social justice and civil liberties are fundamental human rights, and not at the discretion of the state.
“It is in this regard that we call on those holding him illegally to immediately release him to his family and refrain from using federal institutions as a tool for vendetta and mischief,” he said.