A human rights activist, Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo, has threatened to file a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari over the issuance of licence to own an assault rifle for self defence.
Omirhobo had in a letter dated July 8, 2021, with the caption, “Application for licence to possess and own a 6.147 Premium AK47 Assault Rifle,” requested the president to approve the possession of assault rifles for individuals to defend themselves, families and property from unlawful violence from armed criminals.
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Speaking with Daily Trust, the lawyer said he was prepared to challenge the president in court on this matter in the coming days.
“I am a law-abiding Nigerian, medically fit and of sound mind. I am a person of temperate habits and I have not for the previous five years been convicted of an offence involving violence or its threat,” he said.