Mamood Balarabe NBA President admits there is corruption in the Bar

Balarabe also said lawyers who are found guilty of corrupt practices will be dealt with by the NBA.

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Lawyers during an induction play

Lawyers during an induction

(The News Nigeria)
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The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Mamood Balarabe has admitted that some of its members are corrupt.

According to Vanguard, Balarabe also promised to deal with the issue which he described as a cankerworm.

He said this while speaking at the NBA National Executive Council opening session in Minna on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Balarabe also said the NBA will continue to protect the integrity of the legal profession and be the voice of the voiceless.

The NBA President also vowed to deal with lawyers who have filed frivolous petitions against judges.

He said “We are conscious of the declining state of the legal profession, considering the challenges and myriad of problems we are facing, but NBA will not abdicate its responsibility.

 “We will continue to be the voice of the voiceless, we will speak for the judiciary and protect the independence and integrity of the legal profession, both the Bar and the Bench, just as we intend to fight and fish out the bad eggs in the system.

“NBA will always cooperate with the Federal Government to fish out bad eggs but this should be done in accordance with due process and the rule of Law.”

Balarabe also said lawyers who are found guilty of corrupt practices will be dealt with by the NBA.

The Nigerian Bar Association recently called for the suspension of the judges who were arrested by the Department of State Services over alleged corrupt practices.

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