A renowned Nigerian lawyer Mike Ozekhome said the arrest of Political Activist Omoyele Sowore is Illegal unconstitutional, immoral.
Speaking on a media platform, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said, the arrest is unconstitutional because there is a constitutional right to freedom of expression in the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as provided for in section 39.
Explaining the word revolution, he said it is viewed from the angle of overthrow, and an attempt to instigate and take over.
He said the video that has gone out to the street is to make Nigerians come out to protest against bad governance, and it must be done peacefully laying emphasis on the word peacefully.
Speaking further, he said the intention of Sowore does not connote carrying arms and ammunition, but to demonstrate and protest peacefully for the sake of Nigerians.
Giving example of how he also protested during former president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s regime, he said they protested while some other people ran abroad.
Stating another example of how a peaceful protest was carried during former president Obasanjo’s regime, he stated that people Adam’s Oshiomohle who was then the Labour Leader, called on Nigerians to protest against the ill treatment of government to Nigerian workers in Lagos.