Amnesty Int’l call for immediate release of Katsina whistleblower, Mahdi Shehu
Amnesty International has called on Nigerian authorities to immediately release Mahdi Shehu, the whistleblower who has been exposing alleged corruption by the Katsina State government and the inflation of money paid as ransom to kidnappers in the state.
A video on social media shows the moment Shehu was dragged to court by policemen despite being in a poor health condition.
Reacting to the situation, Amnesty, in a statement on social media, condemned the detention and ill-treatment of the whistleblower.
“Amnesty International condemns the unlawful detention and ill-treatment of whistleblower Mahdi Shehu, who has been exposing alleged corruption by Katsina state government.
“Since his detention on 16 February, Mahdi Shehu has been denied access to family, lawyer and medication despite the poor state of his health. We are calling on authorities to immediately release him and respect his rights. #Corruption #Katsina #Nigeria.”