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Tinubu's trial: Gani has been vindicated

By Chima Ubeku
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An Abuja based Non Governmental Organisation, the Society for Rule of Law of Nigera (SRLN) has described the trial of former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu by the Code of Conduct Tribunal as a vindication of the stance of the late human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN).

The group said in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Chima Ubeku that "Gani Fawehinmi would be happy in his grave now."

SRLN said; "Yesterday, as we look at Tinubu in the dock, our minds went back to that day at Igbosere, Lagos where legal icon, Chief Gani Fawehinmi was pelted with satchets of pure water by hoodlums sponsored by Tinubu.

"Our minds also went back to that human rights lawyer, who masterminded the shameful act just because of a few millions of naira.

"We wonder where those who lined up behind Tinubu then will be hiding their faces were Gani Fawehinmi to be alive."

While lamenting the demise of Gani Fawehinmi, SRLN said; "Nigerians who love the country genuinely must be missing Gani Fawehinmi now.

"If he were to be alive, he would have offered to prosecute Tinubu free of charge as he tried to do in 1999 when it was made public that Tinubu lied on his academics certificates on which he (Tinubu) sponsored hoodlums to attack Gani.

"However, we are consoled by the reality that 12 years after Gani was humiliated at Igbosere, Lagos, Tinubu is now being tried for offences for which he (Gani) wanted him (Tinubu) tried in 1999."