‘Senator Dino Melaye has no reason to fear and has indicated that he would submit himself to the due process of the law regarding any allegations but where his life cannot be guaranteed, the police must first show concern about that as an issue, rather than being overzealous in ensuring that he is arrested and taken to Kogi State where his physical, political enemies, who have failed twice to assassinate him are waiting to attack and kill him’.
‘President Buhari as head of government, together with the Honourable Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police must ensure that Senator Dino Melaye is kept alive to continue his political crusade for the Nigerian people. Dino has always advocated for the safety and security of the Nigerian people and that they must enjoy justice and freedom from any form of state or governmental oppression. The authorities are afraid of his voice of truth and justice for the people’.
‘CASER is worried that if a distinguished Senator can be so harassed, intimidated threatened to being deprived of his fundamental Human rights to Life, Liberty, Freedom of Movement with Freedom of Expression and to hold opinions then, wherein lies the hope for the ordinary citizens to enjoy their rights?’
‘CASER hereby calls on the Nigerian Senate to abort its Tuesday sitting in solidarity with the Nigerian people and Senator Dino Melaye. That until his fundamental rights are recognised and enforced by the Nigerian police who must immediately lift the siege on his house, the Nigerian Senate should no longer sit to conduct legislative business’.
The police are giving a terrible publicity and a serious damage to the international image of Nigeria as a country where standard criminal procedures are not followed to ensure citizens’ fundamental human rights. Whereas, the State and the government can exercise their powers to prosecute any citizen, such prosecutorial responsibility must not be exercised in accordance to law.The siege on Senator Dino’s house must be immediately lifted, NOW!’