IBORI: IT'S NOT AN ETHNIC AFFAIR – IGINI

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Lagos lawyer and social commentator, Mike Igini, has condemned the use of traditional rulers to make rude statements about former Delta State governor, James Ibori's resistance to arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He also said the matter is not about Ijaw, Urhobo and Itsekiri, describing Ibori's action as fruitless if it is true that he is resisting arrest because according to him, sooner or later the law would have its way since nobody is above the law.

Igini who expressed doubt on the authenticity of the story cautioned against making families of people who have been held without trial in many jails across the country believe that there are two laws in Nigeria- one for the rich and another for the poor.

'The incident is a legal issue and therefore we must be careful about our statements on the matter in respect to our judicial process. More distressing is the use of traditional rulers to make uncouth statements in defence of criminal allegation.

'It is very bad politics to use the people to defend oneself in such an irredentist posture. The ethnic tension in Delta State should not be re-enacted to serve the interest of a few; the matter is not about Ijaws, Urhobos and Itshekiris.

'If indeed Chief Ibori is resisting arrest from constituted authorities, then it is an act in futility because no one is above the law and sooner or later the law will have its way,' he stated.