Adegboruwa criticises call by NBA on alleged corrupt judges to resign

 Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Lagos lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has said the sudden turn around and suggestion by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), urging judges who are currently being investigated for alleged corruption to step aside does not represent the aggregate opinion of all reasonable lawyers who are lovers of equity, justice, rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

He said the NBA has no constitutional power to discipline judges and therefore, there is no basis for the suggestion by the NBA President for judges who are being investigated to step aside.

“The NBA executives recently visited Aso Rock and were hosted by the Presidency, and so the latest turn around by the NBA President in capitulating to pressure from politicians and the ruling APC, to disown the judges, who by tradition, are unofficial members of the Bar, bears no justification whatsoever”.

According to him, this presumption of innocence offered to all citizens of Nigeria, is even in relation to when the citizen has been charged to court, and not speculations and half-truths, based on ‘sting’ operations.

In the case of the judges, not a single charge has been filed in court yet, with some proof of evidence, showing some prima facie evidence of the allegations.

Adegboruwa suggest that, rather than asked the judges to step aside, the NBA should proceed to constitute a legal team for judges who are presently under trial and then to demand for an independent commission of inquiry, into the weighty allegations of indictment and persecution, made by judges.

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7 Comments
  • infinity2020

    Who is Adegboruwa? If you are on the side of corruption fighting back whether you like it or not Nigerians will win this war And as for you you will be investigated to be sure you are not trying to cover your tracts

    • The writer is only advocating for the government and the NBA to uphold the rule of law. Nigerian people will only back fight for corruption if it done in line with the law. Most of us will not be carried away by mere propaganda .

      • tope fasua

        my bro just keep looking. the fact that we are chasing corrupt people doesn’t have to turn us into wild beasts jare. that’s my take

    • Asuk

      My friend stop blackmailing people who freely express their opinion. Let the proper thing be done.. Mop justice is dangerous .

  • Arabakpura

    I never knew that this young man has joined the corrupt club!

    • Asuk

      Blackmail

      • Arabakpura

        No, whitemail since he is dark!

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