Femi Falana has warned that it would be difficult for an investor to invest in a country where the leadership has an utter disregard for the rule of law.
Speaking at the launch of a book by Professor Pat Utomi, titled 'Why Not - Citizenship, State Capture, Creeping Fascism and Criminal Hijack of Politics in Nigeria', Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, warned that it would be difficult for an investor to invest in a country where the leadership has an utter disregard for the rule of law.
Barister Falana said, "You can’t have democracy without the rule of law. Nobody is coming to invest in your country without the rule of law because when you are taking your money to anywhere in the world, you will ask: if there is a breach of contract, will I get my money? Will I get justice in their court? Will it be fast and expeditious?
“Now, if you are told that you are likely to get judgment, will they comply with the judgment? If you are told we are not certain, you will move your money elsewhere."
He also stated that none of the political thugs and miscreants who were arrested in Rivers State and other parts of the country, particularly in the Southern region, has been charged to court for prosecution over 3 months after their arrest.