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International Criminal Court (ICC) Should Investigate Former Service Chiefs – Fayose

ByHybrid News

Jan 27, 2021

Peter Ayodele Fayose is a Nigerian politician and the former governor of Ekiti State and he has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other relevant authorities to investigate the tenure of the “resigned” service chiefs.

Fayose also urged the new chiefs to learn from the former service chiefs having in mind that nothing lasts forever.

Fayose shared this on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, as he called for a probe focusing into the human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings under their watch.

He said this following their resignation which was announced on Tuesday by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President announced the new chiefs of staff and gave their names as Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

The former governor said, “The new service chiefs should learn from their immediate predecessors and remember nothing lasts forever.

“It is my call to the ICC and other relevant authorities that the tenure of the “sacked” service chiefs should be investigated, most importantly human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings under their watch and commands.

“The sacked service chiefs only served themselves and their pockets and can at best be described as “Disservice Chiefs” under whom Nigeria became completely insecure.

“Though coming after persistent pressure from Nigerians, President Buhari’s removal of the Service Chiefs and their replacement is a right step in the right direction. “It is yet another victory for the people of Nigeria.”

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