Presidential panel on Armed Forces commendable – Falana

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    Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has applauded the Presidential Investigation Panel on Armed Forces in Nigeria.
    Similarly, Prof. Akinseye George (SAN) also commended the panel which was set up to review compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement.
    Both senior advocates spoke in Abuja on Thursday.
    Mr Fanala (SAN) is the counsel to detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), El-Zakzaky, while Prof. George (SAN) is the counsel to the Nigerian Army.
    Pleased with the way the panel had conducted its proceedings, Falana was optimistic that the outcome of the panel would be satisfying to all the parties.
    Falana reiterates, “I know the panel is made up of people of proven integrity and I know that based on the evidence before them, they will write reports and make appropriate recommendations in the interest of our country.
    George observed, “We pray and hope that the report of this panel will not go down the drain, the whole world is waiting for the outcome of this panel.
    “Everybody has been saying investigate and now the Federal Government has taken the bull by the horn, government has done the right thing by setting up this investigation.
    “It is hoped that the reports of the panel will not end on a shelve, and that the report will be implemented by the government so as to show the good work that the military is doing and area of improvement,” Prof George noted.

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