Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Femi Falana, SAN
Can the Nigerian Army declare that three civilians are "wanted"? Consider this article, and the argument advanced by leading human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN. Excerpt:
Mr. Falana said the army declaring the ‘suspects’ wanted “is ultra vires, illegal and unconstitutional in every material particular.” 
“Realizing that we are under a constitutional democracy which requires that the infringement of the rights of any citizen be justified in law, the army has relied on the provisions of the country’s anti terrorism legislation. 
“Since the wanted persons are not serving military personnel who are subject to service law they cannot be investigated or tried under the Armed Forces Act Cap A20 LFN, 2004,” he said.

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