Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has referred to as for the fast launch of vlogger, Israel Balogun, by the Nigeria Police Force.
Balogun, in a video, uncovered the claims made by the founding father of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman that he commanded angels to deposit cash within the financial institution accounts of some worshippers in Auchi, Edo State, and Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
On Wednesday, the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) detained Balogun for criticising Suleiman over the cleric’s declare that he commanded angels to deposit cash within the financial institution accounts of some members of his congregation.
Counsel for Balogun, Barrister Inibehe Effiong disclosed this on Wednesday shortly after he accompanied Balogun to the FCIID at Area 10, Garki, Abuja over a petition written in opposition to him by Suleman on alleged felony defamation and cyberstalking.
Reacting, Sowore acknowledged that the Nigeria Police Force is being utilized by non-state gangsters, citing related circumstances of abuse of energy by the police.
Sowore queried the rationale behind the arrest of Balogun and referred to as for the discharge of the detained blogger.
He stated, “It is a disgrace that Nigeria Police Force would provide itself as much as be employed for private hit jobs on behalf of gangsters as a substitute of going after the gangsters in authorities in addition to non-state gangsters.
“How do you detain a YouTuber for criticising scams known as ‘miracle money alerts?’ The IGP (Inspector-General of Police) must release Israel Balogun immediately! He’s not committed any offence known to law against Apostle Johnson Suleman.
“In recent weeks we’ve seen how the Police was used by a former Attorney General, Bello Adoke to go after Olanrewaju Suraju for exposing his corruption, a former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode deployed the police against his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu and now a clergy has procured the police hierarchy to hunt down free speech.
“Yesterday, I heard a former Governor Of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim also used the police at the FCIID against an estranged mistress.
“The Katsina state Gov. Bello Masari a few months ago used the FCIID to hound a whistleblower Shehu Mahdi for allegedly defaming him.
“These cases are some of the many cases of abuse of police power that is notoriously rampant. We must stop the police authorities now before they provoke another #EndSARS! #RevolutionNow.”