Femi Falana reacts to argument between senator Abbo and Remi Tinubu at the panel sitting
The human rights activist and a SAN, Femi Falana says that the Senate has no right in setting up a panel to review Senator Elisha Abbo openly over the sex toy assault because the case is already in court.
He said this while talking to the journalists on Wednesday morning, explained the panel by the Senate as ”sub justice.”
The Senate committee turned into a fiery quarrel between Senator Abbo and Senator Oluremi Tinubu yesterday with the embattled senator fuming that he cannot be threatened with suspension.
Read the full statement of Falana below:
“We all watched the video showing the senator allegedly assaulting a lady but we all demanded justice and the police have already arraigned him. The matter is now before a court and Senator Abbo is a defendant.
“It is, therefore, wrong for the Senate to sit and investigate a matter publicly, while the matter is ongoing in court. That is subjudice. The Senate rules are clear that when a matter is in court, the Senate does not dabble into it.”
Femi Falana SAN is a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist. He contested and lost the governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007 on the platform of the National Conscience Party, a party he served as National Chairman in 2011