Ozekhome bags Pan African Award

Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has bemoaned the continued detention of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), even after perfecting his bail conditions.

Ozekhome made the comments Friday in Abuja when he was inducted into an American primarily based human rights group, Rectitude Worldwide Mission, for standing in defence of constitutional democracy in Nigeria.

The frontline activist was inducted into the corridor of fame of the Pan African Heroes Foundation.

Talking instantly after the induction, Ozekhome stated he was nervous that the federal authorities has continued to flout legitimate courtroom orders regarding the bail of individuals which are dealing with corruption associated cases.

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He stated Adoke has remained in detention even after he perfected all of the bail conditions that have been handed to him by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Adoke is standing trial for his alleged complicity in the Malabu Oil scandal.

Ozekhome stated he was delighted that his modest contributions to the defence of human rights within the nation gained the eye of a global group.

He described the award as a catalyst that will additionally spur him to proceed to combat maladministration and rights violations within the nation.

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Presenting the award, President of the Foundation, Kerzner Rina-Yakuel, decried the mounting state of human rights abuses within the nation, saying they’ve been monitoring actions in Nigeria for the past 4 years now.

Rina-Yakuel, who led a delegation to confer the award on the constitutional lawyer at his chambers in Abuja, stated the award was solely given to people that not solely stood to defend the rule of regulation of their nation, but to those who had additionally by way of authorized activism, fought for the enthronement of good governance within the continent.

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Rina-Yakuel was accompanied to Nigeria for the investiture ceremony by the head of Governance Evaluation Institute, GAI, in Ghana, Isaac Rockson.

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