- Senior lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Assembly and Controller General of Prisons before a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos
- The activist is suing President Buhari, NASS and others for failing to provide CCTV, and other instruments of restraint at the Kuje Prison, Abuja, which led to the Kuje attack in July
- Meanwhile, in July 2022, the Kuje correctional facility was attacked by insurgents, and over 600 inmates were freed, including 64 Boko Haram terrorists
The terrorists released over 600 inmates, including 64 Boko Haram terrorists from the facility.
The suit was filed by his lawyers, Mrs. Funmi Falana and Adeola Ademuwagun, on Tuesday, August 23 at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
The defendants listed
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Falana raised concerns
In the originating summons, Falana raised two questions for determination: whether the defendants are not under a legal obligation to provide monitoring devices, close circuit television (CCTV) and other instruments of restraint at correctional centres, in line with Section 28 (1) of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act.
He also asked the court to determine whether the defendants are not under a legal obligation to establish and maintain a fully equipped armed squad, intelligence and at correctional centres in line with Section 28 (2) of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act.
Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Prince Diamond urged
"Buhari knows everything about kuje prison break... He should held to account for it.... APC is a big scam and men with questionable characters... Suit him to court for questioning."
Mazi Samuel Nwankwo opined
"He played a great role that brought this administration."
Kevin Sweetberry Prince maintained
"If they put CCTV in prisons,you will be surprise to see that the prison warders commits more crime than the prisoners."
Suleiman Suleiman said
"Just hear this sorosoke lawyer, asked those who looted $440m meant for CCTV!
Prince Anarzy noted
"Nigeria is a cruise country."
Godwin Odjigba stated
"Common sense is not common again."
Ussuph Ahmed noted
"All dis ur Sue Sue no dey yield anytin abeg."
Kuje prison attack: Spread of ISWAP, Ansaru, other terrorist groups not surprising, security expert says
A security expert in Nigeria had said that the growing attacks on key places and soft targets by terrorists are not surprising.
Senator Iroegbu said that the implication of the attack at the Kuje prison facility is a red flag and a pointer that the Federal Capital Territory may be a city under siege.
According to the expert, there is a need for punitive measures to be meted out to security personnel and agencies that jeopardise the effort to end terrorists' activities in Nigeria.
Kuje prison attack: Senate President Ahmad Lawan fumes, explains what really happened
The attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre had been described as an incident that could only have occurred with the help of insiders.
This was disclosed by the president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, July 7, during a visit to a facility.
According to Lawan, the attack on this correctional facility is symptomatic of the failure of security failure.