A Lagos-based Human Rights Lawyer, Malcolm Omirobo, has been arrested by men of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, for embarking on a one-man protest, and demanding to see President Muhhamadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja, .
It was gathered that while attempting to progress into the Villa, Omirobo was approached by CSP Isah Hadejia, who tried to stop him from continuing with the protest.
Hadejia had promised to transmit his demands to the appropriate quarters.
Speaking to Newsmen, Omirobo insisted on proceeding with his match, adding that, he has a constitutional right as a law-abiding citizen to protest at the Villa, as long as he remains peaceful, without requiring to pre-inform any authorities of such visit.
The Human Rights Lawyer stressed that his protest was aimed at meeting the President, with regards to what he described as genocide against Nigerians, especially in the North-East.
He lamented the killing of about 43 Farmers, who were working to promote the Federal Government’s rice sufficiency policy, but were left unprotected, and allowed to be gruesomely killed by members of Boko Haram.
However, he was yet to conclude his Press briefing, when men of the DSS arrived at the scene, bundled him into a vehicle, and drove into the Villa.
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