Killings: Falana Threatens FG, Firms With Law Suits

Killings: Falana Threatens FG, Firms With Law Suits

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has decried the increasing rate of extra-judicial killings in the country.

This came as he threatened to drag the Federal Government, Dangote Transport Company and and Conoil to International Criminal Court for these killings.

Falana said this at Ilawe-Ekiti on Sunday night while speaking with journalists at his residence.

He said the rate at which the Joint Task Force, the police and some individuals were killing defenceless citizens must be stopped before the nation was thrown into anarchy.

He cited the alleged killing of 30 civilians in Maiduguri, Bornu State by the JTF early this month, the UNIPORT killings, the killing of three final year students of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti by a truck at Aramoko-Ekiti, among others.

The human rights lawyer also tasked the Ekiti State Government to ensure that those who killed Mr. Ayo Daramola at Ijan-Ekiti in 2006 were brought to justice.

Falanu, who lauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for restoring peace to the state, however challenged him to ensure that those responsible for stoning a 70-year-old woman to death in Omuo-Ekiti for alleged witchcraft are brought to justice.

Falana said many Nigerian families had been forced into mourning and hardship due to the killings of their breadwinners.

He said, “I have taken the SAN title with a renewed commitment to fight oppression. I am involved in the defence of right to life which is the most important.”

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