Lawan made the call while fielding questions from newsmen on Monday in Abuja, an event that was covered by Igbere TV correspondent.
Speaking on the repeated violations of the rule of law by President Buhari, the Senate President said Nigerians should not suffer unduly for a crime they are not guilty of.
This is coming at a time the Buhari administration has been accused of disrespecting the rule of law in the trial of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.
Sowore, SaharaReporters publisher has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), despite been granted bail by courts.
On December 9, 2019, DSS operatives re-arrested Sowore at the Federal High Court in Abuja, less than 24-hours after granting him freedom.
Also, former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki has continued to languish in detention despite several courts granting him bail.
The DSS actions has been condemned by most Nigerians, rights groups and the international community
Reacting to the series of ugly developments, Senator Lawan said, “Rule of law is something that we all have to adhere to.
“Part of respect for the rule of law is to ensure that those suspected of criminal activities are taken to court, but they should also be freed if they are not found guilty.
“If someone is not guilty of an offence, such a person should not suffer any undue consequences.”