This petition is for those who believe in FAIRNESS AND RULE OF LAW, regardless of political persuasion, to demand the immediate release of Babatunde O. Gbadamosi, one of the Nigeria’s patriots, and a prisoner of conscience, who has been arrested and detained for his political and social opinins by the Govt of Nigeria without charges or access to his lawyers and family.
We believe Babatunde Gbadamosi was arrested for his constant criticism of the government, and his exposure of large scale fraud in the Central Bank of Nigeria concerning the manipulation of our currency. This vocal critic of fraud and corruption in some sectors of the Government of Nigeria was arrested, WITHOUT ANY CHARGES, by men of the directorate of state security when he voluntarily reported to their office following a verbal invitation.
Since he has been arrested over a week ago, Babatunde Gbadamosi has NOT been charged with any offence. The Govt has ALSO DENIED HIM ACCESS to his Lawyers and his Wife contrary to the constitution of Nigeria and international laws. We filed this petition with change.org to secure his release
Babatunde Gbadamosi, a former gubernatorial candidate for the office of governor of Lagos state in 2015 elections has been a very vocal patriot, and a constant critic of the government of Nigeria, who daily shines light on corruption and fraud in Nigeria, through his Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/babatunde.gbadamosi/
The last critical expose he did that probably got him arrested was to expose massive fraud and corruption at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He provided different documents to back up his allegations of currency manipulation and favoritism in the nation’s financial regulation center. None of the allegations he made has been denied by either the CBN, or any of the named parties in one of the biggest scams to be exposed under the govt of president Buhari.
As far as we know, all Babatunde Gbadamosi has done was do a scathing expose of the HIGH-LEVEL FRAUD AND CORRUPTION in Nigerian govt, the CBN forex manipulation, and corruption in other parts of our economy, as his right. We believe this patriotic exercise should have been rewarded under our whistle-blower laws, instead of him being arrested and subjected inhuman treatment and gross violation of his fundamental human rights.
We the petitioners believe that Freedom of expression is one of the KEY structures IN ALL NATIONS to prevent the tendency of ALL Governments to become tyrannical. When governments have failed in their promises, they try to cover the public outcry by victimizing those bold enough to speak out. Our laws and constitution in Nigeria demand that anyone arrested be speedily charged, and arraigned before a court with 24 hours or be released pending investigation. The Nigerian Government has not done any of this in over a week that Babatunde Gbadamosi has been arrested and detained. Even his lawyers have not been informed of whatever offence he allegedly committed.
We therefore petition and demand for the immediate release of Babatunde Gbadamosi from DSS Custody or in the alternative, we demand that if there is any evidence of wrong-doing against him, the Nigerian government should immediately charge him to court if they have any evidence of wrongdoing against him.