Thirty-one Lawyers from the Northern Part of Nigeria have offered free services to defend suspended super cop, Abba Kyari, who has been indicted in the Hushpuppi fraud case against FBI.
The spokesperson of the Lawyers, Sunusi Bappah Salisu, in a statement on Wednesday said that all the 31 Northern Lawyers were drawn from all the 19 Northern States and Religions.
“In apparent response to recent calls for support for Abba Kyari by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), a group of about 31 young northern Nigerian lawyers has volunteered to render legal services to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police.
“We would raise questions involving the possibility of the occasioning of breaches to Kyari’s fundamental rights entrenched in Articles 6 and 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right, which essentially state that every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of his person and every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard. This comprises: ‘The right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts of violating his fundamental rights as recognised and guaranteed by conventions, laws, regulations and customs in force.”