A group identified as concern citizen has cried out urging the Inspector General of Police to release Ibrahim garba Wala from detention or charge him to court according to the constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
The group in a press conference in Abuja on Thursday led by its chairman Barr. First Baba Isah and Secretary Aisha Mohammed said the frontline activist and Social Crusader, I G Wala was arrested and detained for 7 days without recourse.
Baba said: Few months ago, IG Wala stirred the honest’ nest when he started revealing startling information’s about the humongous corruption going on at the National Hajj Commission, telling how the Chairman, Abdullah Muktar is neck deep in the rottenness oozing from the commission.
“We heard that the chairman of the commission filed a suit in court against the activist which is well within the chairman’s rights. If he feels that anyone including Wala has infringed on his human rights or defame his character, he reserves the rights to approach the court of law for redress”.
The group however frowned at the sudden arrest and detention by the Nigeria police saying; “The coercive apparatus of our state was unleashed on a fellow citizen in a most brazen manner. He was arrested and detained without a charge because he spoke against the powers that be”, they claimed.
According to the group, who claimed to be ‘Free IG Wala Support Group’, “This is bigger than Wala, it is about us, all of us activists and activism. It is about dissenting voices. We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Inspector general of police to order by releasing Wala immediately. We call on every activist, advocates of peace, intellectuals and the International community to stand up and say No to this injustice”.
Tom Okpe, Abuja