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A Nigerian civil society organisation BudgIT says it will file a suit against the Nigeria PoliceĀ  for wrongfully arresting one of its staff Moses Motoni.

The organisation made this known on Wednesday through its Communication Lead, Abiola Afolabi-Sosa.

Afolabi-Sosa said: “BudgIT intends to press charges for this unlawful arrest and detention of our Project Tracking Officer. We count this as an assault on democracy.

“We also ask that the Nigerian Police should respect the rights of citizens and embrace reforms that further professional conduct.”

He stated that the rights of every citizen of Nigeria must be respected and the police should desist from any form of abuse against human rights.

Motoni was picked up for teaching residents of Bida, Niger State, how to hold leaders representing them both at the state and federal levels accountable.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is reported to have tracked Motoni and sent him a text message that they were DHL Nigeria and had a parcel for him to retrieve in Kaduna state.

On arrival, SARS operatives allegedly forced him into a car and took him to a police station in Kaduna before transferring him to Abuja.