- Prof Itse Sagay said public officials are fond of playing sick in court to avoid trial
- He made the statement while reacting to Senator Dino Melaye's arrest and Olisa Metuh's trial
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption ( PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, in a recent interview, accused some public officials of committing crime with impunity and acting sick in court to avoid trial.
Sagay made this statement while reacting to the arraignment of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west, in court on Thursday, May 3.
He said: “I am worried by the attitudes of public officials who play the sick game whenever they are being tried. The only thing is from what i see on television, it is difficult for me to know whether it is genuine or fake.
“I think in the case of Olisa Metuh, the court did not take his medical condition that seriously. The court didn’t think it was genuine or as serious as he wanted it to be. We have to go by what the court says.
“This is our attitude in this country. When you are engaging in impunity, you do it in full health but when payback time comes, then you are sick and you want to avoid the consequences of what you did with open eyes.
“This is what am always talking about. Let us do what is right and not now begin to look for excuses and promote sentiments when you are being visited by the law for the wrongdoings you committed. It is very unfortunate."
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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that Melaye arrived Lokoja, Kogi state for his appearance in court on Thursday, May 3.
The embattled senator was conveyed to the state in an ambulance by the police authorities and wheeled in on a stretcher.
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