Human Rights activist and controversial lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, has stated that he will initiate criminal contempt proceedings against CNN over its investigative report on the Lekki ‘massacre’.
Remember that CNN published a detailed investigative report on Wednesday of all that led to the killing of #EndSARS protesters on the dreadful 20th October 2020 allegedly by the Nigerian Army.
Kenenchukwu who also filed a suit against fifty celebrity promoters of the #EndSARS protest stated that ‘CNN ought to have testified under oath as a witness (es) before the tribunals to establish any such ‘investigations’.’
Read what he wrote below;
“It’s preemptive and contemptuous to discuss, counter, or conclude on any testimony placed before any tribunal established by law, to influence the consideration of the tribunal. It is, but wise to await the outcomes of the proceedings holden at the judicial panel. It is an affront or impugnment on Nigeria’s sovereignty or judicial processes for the @CNN @CNNAfrica @cnni @cnnbrk to have investigated, concluded or pre-judged issues being litigated or debated before a tribunal established by law. This intolerable, and there must be sanctions.
I will, therefore, initiate criminal contempt proceedings against all the @CNN staff (without any exception) that deliberately and egregiously impugned the majesty of the courts or any tribunal established by law in Nigeria. Justice is too important to be decided by the media.
@CNN ought to have testified under oath as a witness (es) before the tribunals to establish any such ‘investigations’. Otherwise is a deliberate act to impugn (egregiously) or preempt the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry. We will not have it though, as the courts are sacred.
‘Without an exception’ herein includes any person(s) or actor(s) that improperly collaborated on substantive factual and legal issues on @Twitter (or any other social media platforms), outside of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiries (tribunals).
Furthermore, you @ @StephanieBusari is requested to attend the proceedings of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and testify under oath.
Thereat, you can submit your investigations which will allow every party to counter or test the authenticity of such by way of interrogatories and cross-examination.”