Anti-Graft War: I Will Expose Corrupt Lawyers – NBA President- Elect


President-elect of the
Nigerian Bar Association, NBA,
Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN,
has vowed to use his two-year
tenure to expose corrupt
lawyers across the federation. Mahmoud who held his median
press briefing in Abuja on
Wednesday, said, "under my
administration, we will not
tolerate senior lawyers
undermining Justice administration in any way.
"Senior lawyers must
demonstrate leadership and
courage to assist courts to
dispense Justice. We are going to
pay attention to lawyers who abuse the rules of professional
conduct in the discharge of their
"The NBA under my watch will
work hard to ensure that we
flush out lawyers with integrity deficit. Most importantly, we are
going to place emphasis on
change of attitude.
"Efficacy of the justice system
hinges on ability of lawyers to
operate within the scope of the rules of professional conduct",
Mahmoud added.
Besides, the new NBA President
said the association under his
leadership would engage the
Federal Government and all the prosecuting agencies in the
country on need for every court
order to be obeyed.
"Any administration that is not
respecting court orders is
undermining the rule of law. Both the government and its
agencies are bound to respect
court orders. " He stated