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Nigeria legal system labeled Tommy and Jerry affair

31 December 2015, 17:50

Lagos – A pro-democracy organisation has lamented failure by the government to uphold the rule of law in recent times.

The concern by the Good Governance Advocates comes on the back of government arms, particularly, the State Security Service defying court orders to release suspects in high-profile cases.

“In a true democratic setting, adherence to the rule of law and justice are keys to public trust and orderliness. But when these are vice versa the nation will be in anarchy and chaos,” Ifedayo Obi, an executive with the Good Governance Advocates.

Also read: Osinbajo decries declining state of legal education

Obi said the current situation in the country’s judicial system should not continue in 2016 as it portended more harm than good for Nigeria’s nascent democracy.

“Even though our judicial system is not absolute, outright abuse of court orders and differential templates that invaded election tribunals should cease from our land,” said Obi.

He said if local legal luminaries as the Nigeria Bar Association and National Judicial Council were comfortable with recent developments, then law as a career in this dispensation might be a “Tom and Jerry” affair.

“Justice should not be dispensed on altar of politics and ethnicity. As we celebrate 32nd year of firstst coming of our political lord and saviour, President Buhari on December 31, let us do away with judicial impunity and contempt.” 




- CAJ News

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