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WAMELA, in a statement signed by its International President, Noah Ajare, said the act contravened the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.

It said the proposed investigation by officials of the agency would be an exercise in futility which can have no credibility, and called for a serious, independent and impartial investigation into this and other attacks against journalists.

The ruling followed the suit filed against the government by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians arguing that “the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, criminalization of Nigerians and other people using Twitter have escalated repression of human rights and unlawfully restricted the rights of Nigerians and other people to freedom of expression, access to information, and media freedom in the country.”

He said the president will depart Abuja on Saturday, to join other Heads of State of Government of ECOWAS for the mid-year statutory meeting of the regional bloc, with the exception of Mali which was recently suspended from the group.

Onyeama will be speaking alongside Abdulawaheed Odusile, former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and West African Journalists Association, now Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ogun State, and a member of the African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee, Dr. Princess Asie Kabuki Ocansey, from Ghana on June 22 and 23.