Edo ex-cj urges due process over so­lu­tion to pogrom

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - HERDSMEN’S MASSACRE - From Alemma-ozioruva Aliu, Benin City

FOR­MER Chief Judge of Edo State, Jus­tice Cromwell Ida­hosa, has sued for pa­tience and due process in tack­ling the herds­men’s men­ace.

Speak­ing shortly after a lec­ture or­gan­ised to mark his 66th birthday and re­tire­ment from ser­vice, the ju­rist chal­lenged se­cu­rity agen­cies on ar­rest and pros­e­cu­tion of the per­pe­tra­tors.

He noted: “Le­gal way is the only way I know of set­tling dis­putes. Let the se­cu­rity agen­cies try and go after them, in­ves­ti­gate the cases and charge them to court. I can’t di­rect you to go and be fight­ing, I wouldn’t do that be­cause first of all, they may beat you. So, what I am say­ing is that we should be pa­tient.

“Let the se­cu­rity agen­cies do their work, yes there are ques­tions about the head­ship of the se­cu­rity agen­cies but some­times pub­lic opin­ion can force cer­tain things to change. So, let’s wait how they go about it.”

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