AFTER reading Tayo Oke’s column on The PUNCH titled, How Russia undermines International Law (Tuesday, April 19, 20022), I felt a responsibility to pen my disagreeing position on the subject. I have followed and read his articles for years. His last piece of April 19 compelled me to do a little background check on him.
Tayo Oke is a lawyer and a doctor (PhD). He is an old hand at The PUNCH newspaper.
Building his argument solely on the “theoretics” of international law, while neglecting the extra-legal weight of historical and circumstantial facts/evidence, makes his position misleading and lacking in depth.
The world continues to watch the gruesome spectacle in Ukraine. What Russia thought would be a quickie is now unravelling as a gruesome marathon with thousands of casualties on both sides.
With NATO allies and American military might keeping Ukraine in the fight, there seems to be no end in sight…