Posted by News Express | 16 December 2019 | 626 times
The invasion of the premises of the media house, The Sun Newspapers, is an anachronistic action reminiscent of the military era. The society is not static and the government agencies must not impose dictatorship on the 4th estate of realm. The publishing company is a juristic person and must be distinguished from the person of the chairman. That is why everyone is liable for its action.
I am aware that the Federal Government agency charged with crime investigation is in court with The Sun Newspapers Ltd. Having submitted to the jurisdiction of the court, the EFCC must await the judgment or the orders of the court before sealing up the Sun newspapers Ltd. For the avoidance of doubt, the conviction of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has no legal relationship with the invasion of the premises of the media house. The officers in the government of Muhammadu Buhari swore to uphold the constitution. I ask for nothing less than Justice. Executive lawlessness as stated by Justice C.A. Oputa of the Supreme Court in the celebrated case of Ojukwu vs Governor of Lagos, must not be tolerated today. Oputa and his colleagues in the military era had the courage to uphold justice. The judiciary of today must do likewise.
•Chief Goddy Uwazurike, former President of Aka Ikenga and a lawyer, writes from Lagos.
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