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Supreme Court Verdict On Nasarawa: Arresting of breastfeeding women inhuman – CSO
By: News Editor
Mon, 22 Jan 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The Executive Director Community Initiative for Character Molding and Entrepreneurship Development, Mr. Kefas Tiga, on Monday described the arrest of 38 women who were protesting against the supreme court verdict last week as inhuman as some of the them that were arrested are still breastfeeding their children.

Mr. Tiga, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a scheduled for the hearing on application stalled over standing order stopping the movement of inmates from one place to another in the state.

The Executive Director of Community Initiative for Character Molding and Entrepreneurship Development who described the arrest as unfortunate; added that these women who were arrested they had never been violent on their protest since 19th March 2023.

According to him” Amongst these women inside the prison, some of them are even carrying children. It has never been reported but some of these women in the prison have children that they are still breastfeeding and some are sick this is not longer human.

” Civil society organization we need to wake up in Nigeria whether this law is really main for protect the ordinary man on the street or is for some people who have power against the wish of the majority.

He added that some of they women who were arrested over supreme court verdict in the state were not part of the protest; added that some who were held in the prison are innocent of the protest of the because they were not part of it.

Also speaking, counsel to defendants Barrister Ayiwulo Baba Ayiwulo said the court fixed Monday 22th January 2024 for the hearing of the case but the later order that the application should be field formally for the determination of date of those who were remanded in the correctional facility .

He added that the court on his wisdom fixed Thursday 25th January 2024, for the hearing of the application.

Recalls that on 19th January 2024 about 38 women including 3 men were arrested for protesting against supreme court verdict that affirmed the election of Abdullahi Sule as governor of Nasarawa State on the March 18 governorship election that held in the state.



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