Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that those who are using the opportunity of having federal power to harass Nigerians with treason charges will one day be tried for treason.
The lawyer who spoke at a book launch at the Bankers House, Victoria Island Lagos on Tuesday, regretted that many Nigerians have now joined the government in demonising citizens out of ignorance.
Referring to Omowole Sowore, the Sahara Reporters publisher who was arrested over the weekend by the DSS for organising protests against the President Muhammadu Buhari government which he tagged #RevolutionNow, Falana said the allegation (of treason) against him has no basis.
“We should stop demonising ourselves like the government. A young man was arrested over the weekend. And while he is still in detention, a lot of information is circulating, ‘Oh, he took money from Dubai, they want to destabilize the country.’ In fact one went out this morning: ‘Eeh, when they were destroying NEPA, there was no revolution, when they were selling Nigeria away, there was no revolution, now they are are calling for revolution,’” he said.
“Meanwhile, the man who is accused of causing a revolution is in detention. And many Nigerians are have told me, ‘Femi, that young man went too far. How can he be calling for revolution?’ I said, where is the offense