By A. Chud-Uchegbu
During the Tinubu Certificate Scandal trial, before Justice Sunday Wilson Egbo-Egbo of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, of Gani Fawhinmi Chambers, consistently argued that the Police was empowered by its enabling law to investigate crime and insisted that the Police could investigate the allegation of certificate forgery against Tinubu even he would not be prosecuted on account of S.308 of the constitution. Sunday Ehindero, then a Commissioner of Police in charge of legal, who represented Police in the matter, argued that by the operation of the law, the allegation of certificate forgery against Tinubu could not even be investigated as that would amount to interrogating him which would amount to a violation of S.308. Ehindero put up a vehement defence. In the end, Justice Egbo-Egbo ruled that Tinubu could not even be investigated for certificate forgery on account of S. 308 of the Constitution.
Fast forward to Fayose. By freezing his personal account, EFCC inadvertently is investigating him which offends the heart and soul of S. 308. Even if the EFCC enabling law permits it to freeze any account in the line of investigation, that also offends the section of the Constitution which ranks the constitution as superior to any other law to the extent of conflict of provisions.
hehehehehehe…layman legal argument…as the reporter pleases!