Human Rights Commission To Probe Alleged Travel Restriction On Fayose

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it will investigate the travel restriction allegedly placed on the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and his Rivers State counterpart Nyesom Wike by the Federal Government.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Professor Bem Angwe, disclosed this on Monday while addressing members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly who were in his office to submit a petition on the alleged placement of travel ban on Governor Fayose and the illegal arrest and detention of a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.

The State House of Assembly had petitioned the NHRC, National Assembly, Amnesty International, Embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom over the alleged plot by the Federal Government to prevent Governor Fayose from traveling outside Nigeria without getting clearance from the Department of State Service.

Fayose has been a strong critic of President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed power last year.