Nigeria’s former minister of aviation and ex-presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, warned on Saturday that “all hell will break loose” if Nigeria’s top three detainees at the moment were tortured, beaten or poisoned by the Buhari administration.
“President Buhari and his government should please take note of the following: Sheik Ibrahim El Zakzaky, Colonel Sambo Dasuki and Mr. Nnamdi Kanu must NOT be beaten, tortured, poisoned or murdered whilst they are in your custody or else all hell will break loose,” Fani-Kayode said in a Facebook post.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said during his first media chat that he will not respect court orders in the cases involving Sambo Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu because they may jump bail. Buhari said they had committed serious crimes against the Nigerian state and allowing them to jump bail was not an option.
While Dasuki is accused of mismanaging billions of dollars meant for defence equipment, Kanu is accused of establishing an illegal radio station against the state. The president also disclosed during the media chat that he entered Nigeria without a valid passport. Dasuki and Kanu have all denied any wrongdoing.
El Zakzaky was arrested following clashes between the Shi’ite followers and the Nigerian army. Amnesty International has called for investigation.
Following Buhari’s declaration during the media chat that he will not obey court orders, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) branded him a tyrant and said he can as well suspend the constitution and operate as a maximum ruler.
The party warned that Nigeria was in danger and democracy may be on the brink of collapse in Africa’s most populous country.
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