Fayose demands probe of sacked service chiefs

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The former governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has called for the probe of recently sacked service chiefs.

Mr Fayose made the call moments after President Muhammadu Buhari fired the security chiefs and announced replacements.

In series of tweets Tuesday the former governor who described their ousting as a victory for Nigerians also called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other relevant agencies to try the ousted service chiefs appointed in 2015 whose tenure expired but were still retained by the president.

He said they should be tried for human rights abuses under their watch. The former governor also urged their successors to learn the mistakes of their predecessors.

“Though coming after persistent pressure from Nigerians, President Buhari’s removal of the Service Chiefs and their replacement is a right step in the right direction,” Mr Fayose said.

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“It is yet another victory for the people of Nigeria. The sacked Service Chiefs only served themselves and their pockets and can at best be described as “Disservice Chiefs” under whom Nigeria became completely insecured.

“It is my call to the ICC and other relevant authorities that tenure of the “sacked” Service Chiefs should be investigated, most importantly human rights abuses and extra judicial killings under their watch and commands.

“The new Service Chiefs should learn from their immediate predecessors and remember nothing lasts forever,” he added.

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