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CCT Chairman Risks Five-Year Jail Term Over ‘Biafra Boys’ Comment – Falana



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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Saturday disclosed that the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, risks five years in prison over his comment on ‘Biafran boys’.

Recall that Iman last Monday was spotted in a video allegedly assaulting a security guard at Banex Plaza, Abuja.

The CCT in a statement released through it spokesman, noted that Umar was attacked by some ‘Biafra boys’ at Banex.

Falana while reacting to the statement of the CCT Chairman said the use of the word was in contravention of Section 26 of the Cybercrimes Act 2015.

It read in part, “The use of the word ‘Biafra boys’ in the statement (produced through a computer system or network) on the instructions of the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and distributed to the media last week constitutes a contravention of Section 26 of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 which prohibits the use of racist or xenophobic material in any written or printed material which advocates, promotes or incites hatred, discrimination or violence, against any individual group of individuals, based on race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin, as well as religion if used as a pretext for any of these factors.”

“The person alleged to have suggested the use of the xenophobic words is liable to be prosecuted for the serious offence. The penalty for the offence is five years’ imprisonment and/or a minimum N10m fine.”

In another development, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has berated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, for claiming nations like the United States and the United Kingdom don’t pay resident doctors.

Naija News reports that Ngige had claimed during an interview that resident doctors in foreign countries actually pay the hospitals where they work while in Nigeria the reverse is the case.