A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong has defective the arrest and torture of six human rights activists by the safety operatives connected to the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (Glory Dome), alongside Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja for sporting T-shirts with #BuhariMustGo inscription to the church.
He mentioned the activists commited no offence recognized to regulation, including that their arrest and torture have been callous, unlawful and haven’t any authorized foundation and justification.
He disclosed this on his Facebook web page whereas reacting to the event which many Nigerians have condemned and described as laughable.
He added that it’s apparent that political dissent has been criminalised below the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime.
He described as troubling that the Church may descend to the purpose of getting residents arrested for sporting #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to attend service.
He mentioned, “We’ve to decide whether to live in a democratic country or under dictatorship. The Church has no business discriminating against people on the basis of their political views. If those activists wore T-shirts with the inscription ‘Buhari beyond 2023’, would they’ve been arrested?
“It is extra troubling that these arrested have been handed over to the SSS (State Security Service also referred to as Department of State Services). How did we get so low as a rustic? The civic house is shrinking by the day. Buhari will finally depart that place however the injury that has been performed to our nation and civic house will persist after him.
“Dr Paul Enenche should know that this scandal will not be forgotten in a hurry. It’s totally indefensible. Christianity is not about persecution.
“If the identical church can open its doorways to deprave politicians, why ought to it punish those that are exercising their proper to free speech?”
He, due to this fact, known as for the quick launch and compensation of the activists for the degrading therapies meted out to them.
SaharaReporters had reported how the activists have been rounded up after leaving the church premises and handed over to the operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) who whisked them away to an unknown vacation spot.
They have been illegally detained and tortured on the church safety put up earlier than they have been handed over to the operatives.
It was gathered that the Senior Pastor of the church, Enenche had ministered to first-timers, together with the activists whereas church officers additionally handed over some souvenirs to them and administered holy communion on them on the alter.
The safety operatives confiscated the cellphones of the activists and compelled them to delete the livestream video clips.
Buhari’s authorities has continued to clamp down down on civic and media house.
It has additionally repeatedly exhibited open aversion to dissenting and opposing voices.