Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations over the alleged detention of a human rights defender and a project tracking official at BudgIT Nigeria, Moses Motoni.

SERAP in a statement on Wednesday said they petitioned four UN special rapporteurs drawing their attention to “the arbitrary arrest and detention of anti-corruption defender Moses Motoni, and urging them to use their “mandates to prevail on the Nigerian government and Nigeria police to immediately and unconditionally release him.”

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The urgent appeal, sent to Mr Seong-PhilHONG, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Mr Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders; Mr. Nils MELZER, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and Mr David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.