The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has said that it will investigate the Notary Public that recently granted an order directing Guaranty Trust Bank to reverse a money wrongly transferred into a customer’s account.

This is contained in a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Dr. Rapulu Nduka.

He said NBA frowns at such conduct because it was an exercise that is exclusively for court, not Notary Public.

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Dear Colleagues,

The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was recently drawn to a ‘Reversal Order’ purportedly made by a certain Notary Public – Anthony Idanosi Eruaga Esq., directing a commercial bank to reverse funds allegedly erroneously paid into a customer’s account.

By this act, the said Anthony Idanosi Eruaga, Esq seemed to assume judicial powers not ordinarily exercisable by Notaries Public.

The leadership of the NBA frowns at such conduct, and wishes to state that it will investigate same and keep members informed about the outcome and further actions to be taken.

The NBA reiterates that it will continue to take every step to ensure that the Legal Profession is not brought to disrepute, and accordingly appeals to all lawyers to kindly desist from all actions that are likely to bring dishonour to the Legal Profession.

Dr.  Rapulu Nduka
Publicity Secretary,
Nigerian Bar Association

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