Fayose ‘Nnamdi Kanu’s trial is a mockery,’ Governor says

Fayose also described the plan to bring in witnesses with masks to testify against the IPOB leader in court, as a mockery of democracy.

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Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose. play

Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

(The Cable)
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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has criticised the Federal Government for planning to hold the trial of Nnamdi Kanu- the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, in secret.

He also described the plan to bring in witnesses with masks to testify against the IPOB leader in court, as a mockery of democracy.

Fayose said  “it is shameful that the Federal Government could approach the court for witnesses in a criminal matter it is prosecuting to wear mask and be seen through screen.”

He also said “They want Kanu tried secretly. They also want the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) tried secretly. What are they afraid of?

“How can the Federal Government ask the court to allow ‘ojuju calabar’ (masquerade) as prosecution witnesses when we are not under military rule?”

“How would such witnesses be cross-examined by defence lawyers and can their real identity be ascertained?

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“Should anyone make allegations that he cannot be bold enough to defend in the law court? Why are the witnesses afraid to testify in an open court if truly they are witnesses of truth?

“Clearly, this is mockery of democracy and the rule of law and Nigerians should know that it is their duty to purge President Buhari of dictatorship,” Fayose said.

Meanwhile, the Ekiti state Governor has rejected the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, saying the policy is already tainted with fraud.

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