Samuel,Deborah: NBA Calls For Swift Prosecution Of Suspects Criminals; The Nigerian Bar Association has condemnedextra-judicial killings in any part of the country, describing them as reprehensible, barbaric and inferior.
A statement inked by the President of the bar, Olumide Akpata also called on security agencies to do further to stem these unattractive developments
To insure that the perpetrators of these heinous acts are made to face the full wrath of the law.
Citing the specific cases of a youthful man simply linked as David in Lagos who was reportedly lynched by marketable motorcyclists around Lekki; and the incident in Sokoto
Involving the murder of Miss Deborah Yakubu, a 200- position pupil of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto by some of her academy mates for contended sacrilege
The NBA asked government to incontinently commence the execution of all suspects involved in these brutal and arbitrary killings
In order to shoot a strong signal that similar acts will no longer be permitted in Nigeria.
The NBA said it believes that the prompt and effective execution of the contended killers will inseminate confidence in the citizens, promote responsibility, and signpost the government’s commitment to the rule of law.
With particular reference to the murder of Deborah Yakubu and affiliated developments in Sokoto
the NBA said it’s bothered by unconfirmed reports that the suspects have been charged with bare breach of public peace and called on the Sokoto State Government
To incontinently reevaluate its execution strategy and train charges that truly reflect the graveness of the situation.
On the demand for the release of the suspects by some protesting youths coupled with assault on innocent citizens, burning of deification centres and destruction of property
The NBA said this is worrisome and easily a test of the will of the State to completely apply its laws and foster rule of law.
On its periodic conference of the Section on Public Interest and Development Law, SPIDEL listed to hold coming week in Sokoto,
The NBA said, having critically reviewed the current security condition in the state, it has come apparent that it can not guarantee the safety
Of actors and consequently, the Conference has been heldup also as a mark of respect for the memory of the taken Deborah Yakubu.
The NBA prompted the State Government to completely unite with the Federal Government to initiate measures, and where necessary
Emplace its coercive instruments to restore peace and order to the State safeguard lives and property and inhibit vandalization and immunity.