13th December, 2010
A human rights group, One Nigeria Human Rights Movement, ONHRM, has demanded theÂ immediate release of those unjustly detained by the police in Orile- Iganmu, LagosÂ State, for not succumbing to extortion.
ONHRM disclosed that these individuals were not detained for a breach of the law butÂ for not succumbing to extortion.
The group explained that the reason behind the constant extortion and detention byÂ the police is because most Nigerians do not know their rights and the lawsÂ protecting them in the Nigerian constitution.
The ONHRM’s Lagos State Chairman, Comrade Ajayi Williams, said, â€œNigerians shouldÂ understand that their right is their power and we have come to tell Nigerians thatÂ its time we say no to the Police and their illegal detention.â€
ONHRM declared that the group will also be taking the movement to the children byÂ educating them on their rights. â€œWe intend to extend this movement to the kids soÂ that they will be able to defend their rights wherever they may find themselves andÂ also use the knowledge of their rights as a tool against any form of oppression.â€Â Williams added.