Saraki’s counsel faults Falana, others over Supreme Court ruling
COUNSEL to Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, Prince Ajibola Oluyede, has faulted the condemnations that have trailed the Supreme Court ruling, which ordered a stay of proceedings in the trial of the senate president at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The lawyer said the reactions are clearly misconceived.
Renowned lawyers such as Chief Adegboyega Awomola (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN) and Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) had faulted the decision, saying it was against the provisions of the law.
But Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Oluyede are of the view that the Supreme Court decision is in order.
Ozekhome had stated that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) is inconsistent with section 6(6) and 36 of the 1999 Constitution.
In a statement titled: ‘The Supreme Court and the mob hysteria’, Oluyede, who made a particular reference to comments credited to Falana and Sagay , noted that the perceptions of the eminent lawyers on the ruling were wrong.
Falana was quoted to have said: “It is unfathomable that the Supreme Court decided to return the country to the status quo ante in a rather brazen and bizzare manner”, while Sagay in his opinion noted that, “what the Supreme Court has done is illegal and it is shocking that the Supreme Court would indulge in illegalities”.