Atiku’s aide blasts Keyamo: It’s shameful you served under Fawehinmi
Following his loss, Monday, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Special Assistant on Public Communications to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shuaibu has described the immediate past Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo’s tutelage under the late Gani Fawehinmi as a shame.
Keyamo had ahead of the 2023 general elections, written a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and other anti-graft agencies to arrest and prosecute Atiku over spurious and unwarranted allegations.
He also went ahead to file a suit before the court seeking to order the agencies to expedite action on his petition.
However, on Monday, June 5, 2023, Justice James Omotosho dismissed Keyamo’s suit and awarded a N10m fine against Keyamo
While reacting to the court judgement, Shuaibu noted that Keyamo’s loss was a shame and a confirmation of his incompetence as a lawyer who served under the late Gani Fawehinmi.
The statement reads: “Keyamo’s incompetence has been confirmed by Justice Omotosho. One wonders how he was elevated to the rank of senior advocate. Despite several clarifications that the allegations levelled against Atiku were trumped up, Keyamo refused to listen to reason.
“Rather than act like a refined lawyer as expected of a senior advocate, he decided to act like a political jobber. Now, he has been disgraced before the entire world. This was a man who served under the legendary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi. What a shame!”
He added that having lost many high-profile cases in court while serving as an EFCC prosecutor, Keyamo’s defeat did not come as a surprise to him.
“When the jobless former minister was filing the frivolous case, we informed Nigerians that he would lose. The prediction was in line with his antecedents as a failed EFCC prosecutor. Today, we have been justified.
“He was the EFCC prosecutor against Governor Timipre Sylva, but he lost the case. He represented the EFCC against Femi Fani-Kayode and also lost.
“Even the case he instituted against the Lagos State House of Assembly during the Tinubu certificate scandal, marked ID/639M/99, Keyamo didn’t do better. In the case of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, in which Keyamo was the lead prosecutor, it also ended in another abysmal failure.
“Keyamo made a name for himself by constantly filing frivolous suits in order to entertain the media. He needs to throw his law certificate into the dustbin so he can face his job as a social media influencer.”Punch