Femi Falana, human right lawyer and activist, says that the Senate erred in setting up a committee to investigate Senator Elisha Abbo publicly over the sex toy assault since the case is already in court.
Falana, while briefing journalists in the early hours of today, described the move by the Senate as ”sub justice.”
The Senate committee turned into a heated argument between Senator Abbo and Senator Oluremi Tinubu yesterday with the embattled senator fuming that he cannot be threatened with suspension.
What Femi Falana said in full:
“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.”