Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), says the Federal Government cannot arrest Igboho without picking up Gumi, who has been meeting with bandits, and others who have issued quit notices to southerners in the past.
Falana, who spoke in an interview noted that Gumi had told bandits last week that Christian soldiers were the ones killing them.
He said, rather than focus on Igboho, the government must ensure that justice was applied equitably.
The senior advocate said, “Sunday Igboho should not be arrested because those who had issued quit notices in the past were not arrested. Someone like Gumi, who is causing religious division in the military, has not been arrested. Unless they are ready to adopt the same standard, you cannot arrest Igboho.
“Those who gave quit notices in the past were never arrested. In any case, the DSS has denied trying to arrest him. However, you cannot arrest him.”
Falana also agreed with the Presidency that there was a need for state governments to stop giving cash and vehicles to bandits as part of amnesty, which he said was encouraging the banditry.
“The government must acquire equipment to track the bandits and release those in their custody,” the activist said.