Babachir Lawal Criticizes Tinubu Over Emefiele’s Detention

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under Buhari, Babachir Lawal, released another statement on Wednesday, berating President Bola Tinubu over the continued detention of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, without trial.

Babachir disclosed in the statement that the people have a right to demand a Nigeria that guarantees freedom of speech and human rights for all.

He said, “If Bola Tinubu claims he fought Abacha on the side of democracy and free speech, it is unbecoming and unacceptable that the NBC should threaten journalists under his watch.

“It is indefensible to keep the EFCC Chairman and the CBN governor under arrest for extended periods of time without or before trial, just as it is also unacceptable that political parties are used to intimidate and harass citizens exercising their opinions in the public domain.