LAGOS – The African Bar Association (AfBA) says it will be filing charges against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government for deploying soldiers to kill armless #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday evening.
President of the AfBA, Hannibal Uwaifo, who was recently appointed as one of the commissioners to prove causes of racial and police violence against blacks and other people of colour in the United States of America, stronly condemned the Nigerian government for its use of force against innocent protesters in Lagos State.
In a statement issued in Lagos, Uwaifo expressed deep regrets and disappointment at the actions of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“The African Bar Association is deeply saddened by the actions of the Nigerian Government in drafting soldiers to forcefully suppress the ongoing #EndSARS protest in the country. This devilish action which has resulted in the killings and maiming of unarmed peaceful protesters in Lagos is not only a violation of international Law but constitutes criminal acts for which those responsible will be held accountable in due course.
The African Bar Association is totally disappointed in the in the government of Nigeria who instead of wholly addressing the germaine issues raised by the protesting youths chose to adopt gestapo tactics infiltrating the ranks of peaceful protesters with hired mercenaries and thugs who attacked the protesters in order to create a scene of chaos””.
Uwaifo promised that AfBA will file a complaint against the Nigerian Government at the relevant international bodies. “The African Bar Association will immediately file formal complaint before the appropriate International bodies to open inquiry into the irresponsible behavior of the Nigerian government masquerading as democracy”.