There's No Absolute Immunity For Presidents, Governors In The Nigerian Constitution - Falana - Leystradamus.Com.Ng

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There's No Absolute Immunity For Presidents, Governors In The Nigerian Constitution - Falana


Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has stated that Nigeria’s Constitution does not guarantee absolute freedom for the President, Vice President, governors and their deputies, against all forms of criminal acts.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while speaking on the topic:”Limit of Executive Immunity,” at an event in Benin, Edo State, to mark the 60th birthday of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Julius Ihonvebere, said there are Supreme Court decisions that said their immunity cannot be extended to certain criminal acts.
He faulted those who criticised the freezing of the personal account of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and the current prosecution of the leadership of the Senate over allegation of forgery.
He disclosed that the Supreme Court has also ruled that the Attorney-General of the Federation can direct the Attorney-General of a state to investigate allegation of public money being stolen in states, even if the money belonged to the state, because, according to him, the Supreme Court said at that time, the issue is about public fund that has been stolen.

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