Femi Falana promises to seek Justice in Soldier’s Arrest Over Traffic Violation in Lagos

Femi Falana promises to seek Justice in Soldier's Arrest Over Traffic Violation in Lagos

Femi Falana, a human rights attorney, has promised to see to it that the soldier who was detained by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for breaking traffic laws be prosecuted.

The soldier was detained along with others for riding motorcycles against traffic on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, according to reports on DAILY POST. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Governor Sanwo-Olu encountered the offenders while en route to the inauguration of the Femi Gbajabiamila Conference Centre at the Lagos State University’s Ojo campus on Tuesday.

Despite the soldier’s attempt to leverage his military status, the governor ordered his arrest and detention.

Femi Falana, speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday, expressed concern about the perceived sense of immunity that some members of the armed forces seem to possess.

He emphasized the need for equality before the law and a commitment to upholding the rule of law in the country.

“In our country, men of the armed forces believe, as if we’re still under the military dictatorship, that they’re above the law,” Falana remarked during the interview.

Citing previous incidents involving clashes between the police and military, Falana highlighted the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions.

He referred to an incident in August of the previous year when soldiers attacked and killed a police officer during a traffic-related altercation in Ojo.

The human rights lawyer also referenced the notorious case of Wadume, where soldiers led by a captain attacked and killed three policemen attempting to arrest a dangerous criminal.

Falana criticized the withdrawal of the case against the soldiers by the former Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami.

“We must run a country where there is the rule of law, and there must be equality before the law, and I’m going to ensure that we get the human rights community to pressurize the Lagos State Government to have that soldier tried,” Falana asserted. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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