A Coalition of Civil Society groups and Nigerian Patriots under the auspices of Dream Nigeria Movement and Youth Advocates For Peace Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN) have called for the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Adebayo Adewole, the SDP Presidential Candidate.
The group alleged that the SDP presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2023 presidential poll unlawfully imprisoned police officers in his house in Abuja.
They consequently urged the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police to arrest and prosecute him.
According to a statement signed by Amb Timothy Nwachukwu,
Spokesman, Dream Nigeria Movement the politician was said to have arrested the policemen sent to effect a court order on him.
Accoridng to the statement, the SDP presidential candidate was to be arrested for land issue.
The police team led by one ASP Joseph Otanwa went to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport where Mr. debayo Adewole had arrived for the execution of tue arrest warrant.
“On approaching him, the police officers identified themselves and informed Mr. Adebayo Adewole that they have a bench warrant issued against him by a court of competent Jurisdiction for criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, threat to life, disobedience to constitution, threat to life over the parcel of land belonging to Kenuj Golf and Resort in Katampe extension FCT.
“Mr. Adebayo Adewole calmly obliged their request and further offered to drive them in his car to FCT command.
“However, while they were leaving for FCT command, He veered off the normal route and instructed his driver to take the officers to his house.
On arriving his house, he instructed the security men in his house to lock up the officers who came to effect his arrest.
“He refused to yield to all entreaties by the officers to release them to return their station until it took the intervention of the DPO who was alerted on the development to come to the rescue of the officers.”
The group therefore called “on the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police to effect the arrest and continue the prosecution of Mr. Adebayo Adewole for the false imprisonment of the police officers to serve as a deterrent to those who believe that they are above the law in Nigeria as such characters pose a risk to the peace and security of our dear nation.
“We further call on the legal practitioners Disciplinary Committe of the Nigeria Bar Association to set up an investigation panel against Mr. Adewole Adebayo, a lawyer who knows the law as his action is a threat to rule of law and our democracy and contrary to the ethics of the Noble legal profession.”