Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore has called for the arrest and prosecution of individuals who aided the killing of Ogoni environmental activists Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other comrades who were killed by the military dictatorship of Sani Abacha on November 10, 1995 without fair hearing.
Sowore had earlier blasted dictator Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to exonerate Ken Saro-Wiwa and his 8 comrades rather than the awkward plan to pardon them, arguing that they did not commit any crime to be pardoned.
In another Facebook post on Sunday, October 24, Sowore called for the arrest and prosecution of former President of Nigerian Bar Association [NBA] J.B Daudu, incumbent Comptroller General of Custom Hameed Ibrahim Ali and retired Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Ibrahim Auta for collaborating with dictator Sani Abacha in the illegal killing of Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others.
Sowore said these individuals served as judges and prosecutors in the kangaroo tribunal that unfairly convicted the Ogoni activists as demanded by Sani Abacha in a trial that had a predetermined decision.
Sowore also called for the arrest and prosecution of dictator Buhari’s Chief of Staff Ibrahim Gambari, who at the time was Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Gambari, taking advantage of his office, travelled abroad to defend the unlawful killing of the Ogoni activists despite glaring evidence that the killing of the activists was a travesty of justice.
Dictator Sani Abacha died three years after supervising the unjust killing of the environmental activists.