Popular constitutional lawyer Mike Ozekhome has criticized the outlaw of the Shiite group from a federal superior court in Abuja.
The lawyer described the court order as “highly discriminatory and unconstitutional, as in the case of the Indigenous Peope of Biafra, IPOB”.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday in a reaction to a ruling by a higher federal court in Abuja that described the group on Friday as a terrorist organization.
According to him, “which group could be more terrorist than the shepherds and their well-known, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, which kept Nigeria close to the jugular, killing, mutilating, burning, raping, turning Nigeria into a crimson field to kill? “
He also noted that “as long as the government does not prohibit it and prohibit it, it is certainly not serious”.
According to him, “they are demanding for the release of their leader still kept in government dungeon in spite of several court orders The Shiites group is a religious group, like the President’s Sunni group. It is not an association that could be banned.
Section 10 of the Nigerian Constitution makes Nigeria a secular state. You can’t ban religion, a people’s belief. There is also freedom of thought, conscience, and religion in section 38, while sections 40 and 41 allow for freedom of movement and association.”
Ozekhome lamented that it was unfortunate that the nation’s constitution “is ruthlessly being shredded by an intolerant and overbearing civilian dictatorship.”