A group of 31 young Northern Nigerian lawyers has volunteered to render legal services to the FBI wanted Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Speaking for the group, Barrister Sunusi Bappah Salisu said, on Wednesday, in Kaduna that the volunteer lawyers were drawn across all the 19 northern states and across all religions and tribes.
The lawyers, he said, have volunteered to render free expert legal services for the preservation of Mr Kyari’s fundamental rights that may be potentially jeopardized by his alleged indictment by a court in the United States of America.
He said they would critically review the procedures adopted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to get the US Court to indict Kyari on allegations of involvement in charges filed against a suspected fraudster, Ramon Abbas Hushpuppi.
“We would raise questions involving the possibility of the occasioning of breaches to Kyari’s fundamental rights entrenched in Articles 6 and 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Right which essentially state that every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of his person and every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard.
“This comprises; The right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts of violating his fundamental rights as recognized and guaranteed by conventions, laws, regulations and customs in force.
“The right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty by a competent court or tribunal; the right to defence, including the right to be defended by counsel of his choice; the right to be tried within a reasonable time by an impartial court or tribunal,” he said.