A legal practitioner and public affairs analyst, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has blamed the Nigerian justice system for the pardon granted to former Bayelsa state governor, Mr Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former Managing Director of Bank of the North, Mr Shettima Bulama and a retired army major.
Falana, who described the system as “messed up” was speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s morning flagship programme Sunrise Daily, also berated the government’s inability to convince Nigerians on why the pardon was granted to these persons.
Falana said “The government has not convinced Nigerians why it had to do it. Two of them were convicted for financial and economic crimes, one, a retired major was convicted for molesting four young boys, it was a case of sodomy”.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria recounted the description of the Supreme Court on the offence committed by the retired military officer as “beastly, barbaric and bizarre”.