Don't Abuse Rights of Nigerians under Guise of Fighting Corruption, Says Wike

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Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned against giving law enforcement agencies the latitude to abuse the fundamental rights of Nigerians in the name of fighting corruption .

He said though he supports the fight against corruption, it must be done within the confines of the law.

Delivering a keynote address at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , UK, Nigeria on Thursday in Port Harcourt , Wike said: “We totally support our President’s fight against corruption. However, we are still a democracy and the rule of law is still supreme.

“We are on our way to anarchy if we encourage or allow law enforcement agencies the latitude to abuse the fundamental rights of our citizens under the guise of fighting corruption.”