Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has lashed out at the Senate for setting up a panel to review Senator Elisha Abbo openly since his case is still in the court.
Recall that Senator Abbo was arrested by the Nigerian police and was granted a 5 million naira bail.
Mr Falana while talking to the journalists on Wednesday morning, explained the panel by the Senate as ”sub justice” and very wrong.
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.”