By SundiataPOST, Abuja
A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, has said that Kogi State Governor Idris Wada should be held responsible for the killing of the former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Festus Iyayi.
Falana said the governor would be vicariously liable for the criminal negligence of his driver who killed the erudite professor and literary writer.
Falana stated this in a statement made available to SundiataPOST Wednesday night.
The statement reads in part, “Governor Wada should bear responsibility for the tragic road accident that claimed the precious life of Professor Iyayi. The FRSC should henceforth monitor Governor Wada’s movements to prevent him from killing more people on our bad roads.
“The speed limit imposed on all drivers should apply to all citizens alike. In particular, drivers of governors who commit traffic offences must be brought to book. In this case, Governor Wada is vicariously liable for the criminal negligence of his driver who killed Festus.
“The Kogi State government should be made to pay huge compensation to ASUU and the family of Professor Iyayi. Governor Wada’s drivers who killed his ADC last year and Professor Iyayi yesterday (on Tuesday) should be arrested and prosecuted for manslaughter. Unlike their boss they are not immune from prosecution for criminal offences!”