A non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Citizens for Steven Kefason has called on the Kaduna State government and security agencies to forthwith release Steven Kefason who has been in custody for over 139 days.
The group which addressed a press conference in Abuja said, “We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Kefason and the reinforcement of his fundamental Human rights.
Comrade, Emmanuel Onwubiko, National Coordinator, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria who addressed the media as spokesman of the group also called on the Nigeria Judicial Council to investigate long detention of Kefason without trial.
Citizens for Kefason pointed out that it infringes on the right of a Nigerian citizen and contravenes his constitutional right to freedom.
The group said, “We call on the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) to investigate how a Nigerian citizen could face such an indefinite prison detention over a spurious allegation that attracts simpler bail conditions.”
It also called on all people of conscience to join in calling Justice Mairo Mohammed to grant Kefas bail to allow for a dispassionate dispensation of justice through legal adjudication of allegations against him.
The group said Kaduna State has become a centre of intimidation, harassment and human rights violations unleashed by agents of Kaduna State who are clearly in bed and in a conspiracy with judicial officials “to foist an atmosphere of fear, panic and lack of observance of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of citizens.”
Citizen for Steven Kefason said he has been a vocal voice against the underbelly of falsehood over the rising spate of bloodshed and massive destructions in Kaduna State.
It said the government was always angry at the sterling disposition of this social media activist, whose social media activism was exposing the alleged massacres going on with “pictorial evidence of human carnage.”Read Full Story