Efforts by the Presidency to continue to use state resources to build public relations campaign to defend Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami who have been accused of pro terrorism took a new twist yesterday.
Presidency said if Pantami was accused or have a case of certificate forgery, the Presidency would have acted differently, adding that certificate forgery is a criminal offence.
One of the spokespersons for the Presidency, Mr. Garba Shehu made the comparison between certificate forgery and pro terrorism crimes yesterday while speaking during the Politics today programme on Channels Television.
According to Presidency, to know whether the two cases of certificate forgery and pro terrorism crimes which one is bigger or lesser; the Presidency described the case of Certificate forgery as a criminal offence and emphasized that the case of Pro terrorism crime against Pantanmi is a case of probing the thought or mind to know if somebody can commit crime.
Presidency added that if Pantami had come into office with fake certificate, the government would have acted differently.
OsazuwaAkonedo reports that since 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari came into power, Nigeria seemingly now witness an average of 30 to 50 deaths on daily basis due to different forms of terrorism that spring up in the Buhari led administration.
Nigeria law sees masterminder of a crime or pro terrorist as a root cause of any form of criminality and thus, considered or sees the pro terrorist or masterminder as the principal suspect, not actually the person that carries up the arm but the encourager or those that aided the criminal act.