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Jos crisis: Ajibola-led probe panel dismisses insinuations

By Taye Obateru

Jos — As efforts continue to find a solution to the incessant crisis in Plateau State, the Justice Bola Ajibola Commission which investigated the November 2008 crisis in Jos has dismissed insinuations of bias in its report.

The commission said in a statement in Jos that the process of arriving at its report could stand any judicial test globally, urging people to ignore suggestions that it did the bidding of the state government.

The statement signed by Secretary to the commission, Chief Dagun Fompun, said the leaked aspects of the report published by some news media were designed to mislead the public.

“The commission wishes to state categorically that its findings and recommendations were based purely on the evidence presented before it and not otherwise.

“The commission did not create realities but saw matters as they were presented and physically visited the locus-in-quo. The commission’s report was done with objectivity and impartiality and its quest was to seek for truth, justice and peace in Plateau State,” the statement said.

It urged the people to make efforts to go through the report when government eventually releases the white paper to see the fallacy in the said publications.

“When the white-paper is released, the commission enjoins members of the public to see for themselves the content and context of its findings and recommendations and that its processes can stand-up to the strictest judicial scrutiny anywhere in the world.

“Falsehood, mischief and ill-motivated intentions shall never be allowed to blight the face of the truth,” it added.


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