Amnesty International Accuses Buhari of Oppression, Violating Human Rights


Amnesty International, a human right organization, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of using security agents and the judiciary to persecute Nigerians.

The organization said this while condemning the detention of Omoyele Sowore at Department of State Services (DSS).

They said this in a post on their verified Twitter page on Thursday saying that the charges and trial of Sowore has exposed the ‘inadequacies and bizarre manipulation of the Nigerian criminal justice system’

The rights group further called on Buhari to respect human rights of Nigerians and stop using the judiciary as a tool to abuse Nigerians with dissenting opinions.

Amnesty International wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari must stop using the security agents and judiciary as a tool for persecuting people who voice dissenting opinions, challenge abuse and call for accountability.

“The flawed charges and sham trials of Sowore, Jalingo and Bakare expose the inadequacies and bizarre manipulation of the Nigerian criminal justice system and an unacceptable contempt for the rule of law and human rights”, it read.