Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has berated the Nigeria Police for humiliating Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye by arraigning him in court on a stretcher.
Falana in a statement released to the media argued that the treatment meted out to Melaye was degrading and a violation of his fundamental human right.
He said “The arraignment of Senator Dino Melaye in (Sic) a stretcher in Abuja on Wednesday and Lokoja on Thursday morning is unacceptable in a civilised society.
“It is particularly degrading and humiliating as it violates the fundamental right to the dignity of his person guaranteed by Section 34 of the constitution and Section 7 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.”
Falana also argued that Melaye’s ordeal was a reflection of the trauma Nigerians suffer at the hands of the security agencies.
He therefore urged the National Assembly to seize the opportunity to intervene.