Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the 9th House of Representatives for considering a bill to jail protesters in Nigeria.
The bill which was presented to the House of Representatives for consideration during the week and seeks to jail what they termed unlawful protesters in Nigeria, sponsored by Hon. Emeka Chinedu Martins (PDP-Imo), sought ‘An Act to amend the Criminal Code Act Cap 38, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, to further preserve the sanctity of human life and property, and to provide specifically for mob action, prescribe punishment and other matters.
Shehu Sani, in his reaction, noted that the National Assembly, which is a democratic institution, is now being used to strangulate democracy.
“The House of Representative bill being processed to jail protesters for five years shows how a democratic institution can be used to strangulate democracy.They are not making laws,they are crafting tyranny,” the former Senator said.