A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Gbenga Awomolo, has called on the Bar and the Bench to humble themselves, confess their sins and seek forgiveness.
Awomolo, speaking on behalf of the body of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria at the 2016/2017 new legal year in Abuja on Tuesday, said it is not the time for blame games but a time for humble reflection.
“This is the time to humble ourselves and confess our sins and turn to the Lord for forgiveness,” he said.
“This is the time to plead with those senior advocates who claimed that they know those who are corrupt.
“They should name them, our judges should play above ‘god’ in their decisions for allegations of corruption are so severe.
“How can we clear the bar and the bench from this mess that have brought it so low before the eyes of the public?”
NAN reports that Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), the Attorney General of the Federation, promised that the executive would bring to the courts cases of cogent nature and of substance.
He said every citizen in the FCT should be given court services irrespective of religion or tribe and that the judiciary should place value in the discharge of their duties.
Also, FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, admitted that the judiciary was going through a trying time and they FCT judiciary was trying to be seen as an exemplary one.
“These are indeed trying times for the judiciary of this country. I am bold to say that the judiciary is determined to eradicate corruption within its fold and it seeks the support of relevant agencies.
“However this should be within legal limits and in line with laid down rules and procedure.” he said