The governor-elect of Borno State, Bala Mohammed, has said as a law abiding citizen, he did not do anything that will make him to be afraid of the law taking its course.
Bala was responding to question about his appearance Monday at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, based on the criminal charges against him by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“I am a Nigerian who believes in accountability, who believes in the rule of law. I was brought to court this morning, fortunately or unfortunately the Judge was not there and it is a continuation of my case but out of mischief and treachery it was misrepresented as if it is a new case. This is a case that has been on and I don’t want to say anything that will preempt the outcome of the process so I will leave it at that, that it is the whole case that we are on with the EFCC and after winning my election, they still took me to court.
“I know my lawyers are trying to determine my status whether as a governor who has been duely elected by the people, as a governor who has been returned by the institution recognized by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that is INEC is eligible to be taken to court at this moment. But having said that, I believe in the rule of law and I believe in the constitution and in the right of institutions to carry out their statutory duties, so I was in court and of course the thing has been postponed to another time and I will be there any time I am asked even if I am in government. If my immunity has been severed from me I am ready to face the law because I know that at the cost of preempting the outcome of the court, I have not done anything and because my people have spoken.