CSOs urge Tinubu to secure release of Nigerian Pastor detained in Benin Republic


By Perpetua Onuegbu

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on President Bola Tinubu to deploy diplomatic means to secure the release of a Nigerian Pastor, Benjamin Egbaji, being held by the authorities in Benin Republic over alleged rape.

Dr Nwambu Gabriel, the leader of the coalition and a member of the Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference.

The conference has as its theme “Injustice Prevails: Nigerian Pastor Falsely Accused and Unjustly Detained in Benin Republic”.

“The pastor, who has being unjustly detained for nearly a year is facing critical health challenges and if the Nigerian government does not take proactive steps he may die in detention.

“This is a Save our Soul (SOS) message for a Nigerian citizen who hails from Cross River, and now finds himself languishing behind bars in the Republic of Benin; #SAVE PASTOR BENJAMIN EGBAJI.

“He is being held under false, baseless and…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria