THE P&ID has described the trial in Abuja on Thursday as a sham. “Today’s sham trial in Nigeria is entirely illegitimate, and follows a systematic campaign of harassment, intimidation and illegal detention of a number of individuals associated with P&ID or the GSPA contract. The individuals detained have not been afforded due process and have instead been pressured and intimidated by the government into making false statements, the P&ID said in a statement.
The statement added that Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami has publicly acknowledged that his aim is to provoke global opposition against P&ID, by undertaking this EFCC ‘investigation’.
It noted that none of the individuals involved are current employees or representatives of P&ID and that P&ID itself has received no communication from any Nigerian authority about the investigation or today’s hearing.
“There has been no evidence produced, no defence allowed, no charges laid, no due process followed.
“The EFCC’s investigation is an attempt to produce false evidence, and is being conducted in blatant disregard of basic human rights and the rule of law,” the statement added.
The P&ID called on the Government of Nigeria to accept its responsibilities under the law and to cease this sham investigation.
– Sept. 20, 2019 @ 14:23 GMT |