- Bishop Simeon Okah has said Nigeria needs men like Senator Dino Melaye
- The cleric called on Nigerians of goodwill to ensure that the embattled Kogi lawmaker is released from detention
- According to Okah, for a man like Dino, the police should show some level of leniency; because the country needs men like him
Bishop Simeon Okah, vice president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), south-south, has stated that Nigeria needs people like Senator Dino Melaye, and lamented over the treatment meted out to the lawmaker.Vanguard reports.
He stated: “From Thursday, any member of my church who does not have his or her voter’s card would not enter this house (Church). By the grace of God, I am the one God used in founding the Flock of Christ Mission.”
On Dino Melaye, he said: “I have concerns for Dino. His hands may not be as clean as a saint; but a man like him has a role to play in building this country.
“We need men like Dino. Let everybody of goodwill fight to see that Dino is released; if he has criminal records, he should face it, but he should not be kept in detention.
“He is intelligent. Let us see how we can save him from the hands of policemen. For a man like Dino, the police should show some level of leniency, because we need people like Dino in this country if we want this country to be great.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) condemned the arraignment of Senator Dino Melaye on a stretcher, adding that it is unacceptable in a civilised society.
Falana who made this known in a statement, said Melaye’s case provides an opportunity to reform the country’s criminal justice system.
The statement read in part: “The arraignment of Senator Dino Melaye on a stretcher in Abuja and Lokoja is unacceptable in a civilised society.”
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