A social justice group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has lambasted Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria [SAN] over his recent defence of clients accused of corruption.
According to CESJET, Falana “accused, tried, condemned and sentenced [the Chief of Army Staff [COAS], Tukur Dubai] to a sack in one breadth” over the boiling property saga.
Recently, COAS Buratai has come under fierce criticism from Nigerian across various strata for the exposed properties he purchased in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The COAS bought two choice properties in a Dubai that cost some fortunes in contravention of Nigeria civil service laws.
Commenting on Falana’s position, CESJET has lashed out against him saying that he “smacks of double standards”.
The statement read in part:
“For a man who mounts stiff defense of clients accused of corruption, Falana’s statement that accused, tried, condemned and sentenced the COAS to a sack in one breadth smacks of double standards and raises questions about the positions he had earlier taken on other national issues.
“It is not surprising that this is the path Falana is taking considering his recent encouragement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to disregard the immunity of a sitting governor without regards for the impasse that could result therein.
“The allegations that the renowned lawyer is putting his governorship ambition in Ekiti state above public interest is finally being proven since those that allocate tickets in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have earlier been fingered in the plot to oust Buratai from his current post.”
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