Benue Killings: Stop Begging Buhari And Arrest Herdsmen– Falana Tells Ortom

By Ikenga Chronicles January 10, 2018

Benue Killings: Stop Begging Buhari And Arrest Herdsmen– Falana Tells Ortom

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, has called on the Benue State Governor, Sam Ortom, to use his constitutional powers instead of begging the federal government to order the arrest of Fulani herdsmen killing people in the state. Falana made the call while speaking with Sahara Reporters on Tuesday.

He revealed that under Section 215 of the constitution, the governor is empowered to direct the Benue State Police Commissioner to arrest all known criminal suspects.

Falana said his position is anchored on the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of AG, Anambra State v. AG, Federation (2005) 9 NWLR (PT 931) 572 at 616 where Uwais CJN (as he then was) held: “The Constitution in Section 215 subsection (1) clearly gives the Governor of Anambra State the power to issue lawful direction to the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, in connection with securing public safety in the State.”

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