The call to rid the Nation’s Judiciary of corruption is attracting the attention of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed as he warned of severe consequences against legal practitioners who violate their professional ethics. CJN gave the warning while speaking on Tuesday at the official commissioning of J-K Gadzama court in Abuja.
Justice Mohammed charged lawyers to serve Nigeria and humanity in justice without fear or favour, insisting that ethical conducts must be adheres to in the course of discharging their duties. It was a gathering of judicial officers both retired and serving, former ministers and who is who in Nigerian politics.
The event no doubt offered the CJN an opportunity to talk on the issue of corruption many consider to be a cog in the wheel of the nation’s development. While speaking Justice Mohammed did not mince words in urging legal practitioners to act in accordance with the rule of law as they carry out their professional jobs.