Thursday, February 11, 2016

Big Lawyers Now Acting As "Technical Advisers" To Criminals — EFCC Chairman

Many big thieves continue to operate because they know there are SANs ready to defend them…
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to join hands with the commission to stamp out corruption from the country.
Speaking when members of the NBA paid him a courtesy call on Wednesday, Mr. Magu, in a remark titled “The NBA Must Not Allow Corruption To Kill Nigeria”, said unprofessional conducts of some lawyers is giving the NBA a bad name.
Our “society is not served when prominent members of the bar not only take clearly tainted briefs, but even facilitate the commission of crimes by knowingly supplying the technical know-how and later, helping in the dispersal of the proceeds of crime.

“There are lawyers within the fold of the NBA who ought not to be among your noble ranks. Those people are not fit to be called ministers; rather, they are vandals of the temple of justice,” he stressed.
He also decried the practice by some members of the NBA who he said were aiding individuals and corporate organizations to perpetrate economic and financial crimes.
“Law enforcement, just as the judiciary, encompassing the bar and the bench, is a critical link in the justice delivery system of any society.
“I dare say that even when opinions and tactics differ, the interest of the two blocs cannot but converge on the overriding interest of the people,” he insisted.

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