By: Adelanwa Bamgboye
Human rights activist and national coordinator Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) Barrister Chino Edmund Obiagwu has called on state governors to implement the judgment of the Federal High Court which stopped the Executive from managing funds meant for the judiciary.
Speaking during a telephone interview with Daily Trust from Lagos yesterday, he said it was unfortunate that governors allowed the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to carry out the indefinite strike action because the union had given them notices several months ago of the court order.
The implication, according to him, was that the rights of several people detained in police and prison custodies were being violated.
“This is because they cannot approach the court to be released on bail as provided by the constitution. Therefore several persons would have their rights to personal liberty violated and have their rights abused and the violation will go on if the strike continues,” Chino said.
He said the striking JUSUN members could not be blamed because they were asking the governors to obey the court judgment. It is the governors that are causing the violation and must be held responsible, he said.
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST