Nigeria has Decree 4 of 1984, not a constitution –Igboho’s lawyer

July 28, 2021

0.6 min readCategories: News

Nigeria has the Protection Against False Accusations Decree, otherwise known as Decree 4 of 1984, and not the 1999 Constitution, Olasupo Ojo, Coordinator, Legal Affairs for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has said.

He spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had introduced the draconian decree when he was head of state between December 1983 and August 1985.

He had seized power through a coup on New Year’s Eve and took strong measures against the press, jailed journalists and kicked strongly against free speech as well as fundamental human rights.

Many Nigerians have recently accused Buhari of re-introducing the notorious decree since his return as democratic president.

Details later…

download the starnews app

About the Author: Starnews NG

Leave A Comment

BREAKING: Ex-CGS, Oladipo Diya dies at 79

EFCC storm Akure, arrests PoS operators over naira notes trading

Tornado kills 23 in Mississippi

FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy arrives in Nigeria

Ondo man beats nurse, doctor with cutlass over son’s death

Presidential Poll: INEC Plotting To Match Irev Information With Form EC8A – PDP Alleges

Opposition Planning To Truncate My Swearing-in, Tinubu Cries Out

Buhari never said he won’t hand over to Tinubu — Presidency

Kids burnt by grandma survived – Ondo police

CJN travelled for medicals, returned yesterday, never met Tinubu – Supreme Court

Recent Tweets