Any investigator seasoned or otherwise will tell us that failure on the part of the one under investigation to submit his response or statement with regards allegations against him will definitely militate against him and cause disadvantage for his cause for fair assessment of the case. Worst, it eventually will tilt whatever merits there is during the trial against and even unfavourable to his innocence. It is not a matter where the absence of the person under investigation a concern for the issuance of contempt or any other related penalty. The fair assessment on the truth suffers.
It cannot be advanced later that he was not given the proper venue to express his side that becomes central in his defence anymore. Investigation would admit of any allegation which has not been challenged or answered. And this is fatal to the cause of the one charged.
The Senate Blue Ribbon committee…
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