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Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has hailed the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Ozekhome also mocked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which was the key witness against Saraki.

The senior advocate also lampooned the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption headed by Prof. Itse Sagay.

He said the ruling by the tribunal was evidence that the anti-corruption was nothing but a ruse to fool the feeble-minded.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ozekhome said, “The Code of conduct tribunal headed by Mr Danladi Umar (not Justice Umar,as always erroneously reported ),was bold,courageous and right, in spite of visible executive interference and manipulation, to have discharged and acquitted Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on all the counts of false declaration of assets levelled against him.

“EFCC, much trumpeted much-trumpeted media trial of cases, dramatic hype and conviction of suspects on the pages of newspapers and social media, leading the country to now?

“PACAC, where has your bare knuckles, warped and puerile ‘legal advice’ to the vindictive Executuve to denigrate and humiliate otherwise innocent opponents and opposition of government led it to?

“You have actually done more harm and damage to the so called anti -corruption ‘war’ than all the vampires and barbaric, primitive accumulators of our national wealth and common patrimony joined together.”

Ozekhome said the performance of government prosecutors in court is reminiscent of television comedy programme, ‘Fuji House of Commotion’

He said the government should get serious instead of disgracing itself every time.

Ozekhome added, “Through your unresearched and myopic stance, the government has serially lost cases. Rather than put your ‘Fuji House of Commotion’ in order, you always shamelessly declare that “corruption is fighting back” and that the courts are against the anti-corruption fight, as if the courts owe the executive a sacred duty and obligation to help it trample on citizens’rights and win badly prepared and lousily prosecuted cases at all cost.

“What we saw from the EFCC stable as usual, was the usual Baba Sala’ Alawada Kerikeri’s Odeon histrionics and sensational media hype of Saraki receiving humongous pension from Kwara State government, whilst simultaneously receiving a salary from NASS; of Saraki taking loans to buy many properties; of Saraki owning many assets, etc.

“How did these prove specific declaration of assets? No attempt was made by the EFCC to prove the essential ingredients of false declaration.I was laughing.I am still laughing. Corruption, a very corrosive and ravaging cancer that has virtually destroyed the weak fabric of our society cannot be defeated outside observance of the rule of law and by trampling on citizens’ rights and cherished freedoms.”

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  2. I don't know what the chairman of EFCC is still waiting for in that office. He should resign for loosing high profile cases shows that their case was been badly prepared. Instead of gathering their facts before making arrest, they enjoying media trials and media convictions

  3. I think professional ethics aside, this man has someone lost is sense of patriotism.

    You Do Not Cut Off Your Nose in Order to Spite Your Face.

    He now makes noise so that all looters and amoral individuals will have his chambers on retainer. Invariable, this lawyer is profiting from the problem of Nigeria. He is getting rich while the looters of our treasury are getting away with atrocities committed against the interest of the masses of this Nigeria.

    Rather than just keep quite, he his busy celebrating the destruction and successful plundering of his own Nation Nigeria.

    Whether we like it or not "Failure of EFCC is also the Failure of Nigeria as a Nation".

    The world is watching us and seeing how weak our laws and institutions are that makes it nearly impossible to effectively prosecute looters and amoral individuals in public service.

    Rather than this man compose himself to ensure he makes constructive criticism he is busy invariably ridiculing himself since he is also a Nigerian.

    He simply lacks leadership decorum. I am not surprised that the Government of the day has not given people like him the opportunity to serve the Nation.

    This Change shall work indeed work for Nigeria by that special grace of almighty God and to the shame of every hidden or visible enemy of progress in Nigeria.

    May God complete the deliverance of Nigeria from utter backwardness in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

    May the Lord continue to frustrate and reduce to oblivion all the known and secret enemies of Nigeria in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen and Amen.

    May the Lord erase all the known and secret enemies of Nigeria like human fart in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen and Amen.


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