Deji Adeyanju, a popular Nigerian human rights activist, has said that democracy has collapsed under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adeyanju made the comment by condemning the decision of the Department of State Services, DSS, to take over the Federal High Court yesterday.
He said that the DSS’s refusal to allow lawyers access to the Abuja Federal High Court shows that democracy has collapsed.
In a tweet, the activist accused the Buhari-led government of having no respect for the judiciary.
According to Adeyanju: “The DSS that takes over our courts and prevents lawyers from having access shows that democracy has collapsed in Nigeria and that the Buhari regime does not take into account the judiciary.”
DSS agents had yesterday prevented some lawyers from accessing the courtroom for the hearing of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, the IPOB trial.
The secret police’s decision had led to a shouting match between the lawyers and the secret police.