The former Minister of Education was reportedly detained earlier by police on order of President Buhari.
Reacting, SERAP via its official Twitter handle described Ezekwesili’s arrest as a mockery of democracy and rule of law.
The group in a series of tweet called on the United Nations human rights to come to their rescue against illegal detention of activists.
The tweet reads, “The reported false imprisonment & detention of @obyezeks & members of @BBOG_Nigeria makes a mockery of @MBuhari’s claim that this government is one of change that is governed by the rule of law.
“The authorities should immediately release them & allow them to freely exercise their rights.
“The Nigerian authorities’ targeting of activists shows how far they’re willing to go to silence those who dare to speak truth to power. @UNHumanRights should press the government to release the activists, allow them to do their work freely & to stop illegal detention.”