- Femi Falana has lent his voice on the recent killings in Plateau state
- Falana said the government has failed to take appropriate action to stop the killings in the state
- He said the attorney-general of the state should be directed to prosecute the suspects for conspiracy and culpable killing
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, June 26, urged the Plateau state government to order for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the murder of over 86 people in the state.
Vanguard reports that Falana in a statement, called on the government to take appropriate action to stop the killings in the state
The statement read: “We shall not hesitate to report the authorities of the federal government and the Plateau state government to the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for condoning crimes against humanity and killing.
“We wish to sympathise with the government and people of Plateau over the reckless and cold murder of 86 unarmed people in Razak, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashi District in Barkin Ladi local government.
“While appreciating the measures adopted by Your Excellency to restore law and order in the affected local government, it is high time that the brazen impunity of the serial murderers in Plateau state was challenged by the state government. Otherwise, the reckless killing of unarmed citizens by criminal gangs will continue unabated.
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“Since a group has already claimed responsibility for the heinous crime, we are compelled to request Your Excellency to use your good offices to order the Police to arrest and investigate the suspects.
“At the end of the investigation, the attorney-general of Plateau state should be directed to prosecute the suspects for conspiracy and culpable killing."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that women groups in Plateau condemned the massacre of people, especially women and innocent children, in the recent attacks on its communities and cautioned opinion leaders against making inciting comments.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said the attacks were acts of inhumanity and criminality.
Mary Izam, the FIDA chairperson in Plateau said government should comply with the amended provisions of section 14(2b) of the 1999 Constitution of protecting lives and property of the citizenry.
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