A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, has said that the legal community must rise in unison against the attack against the Judiciary.
Chief Chris Uche, SAN, made this statement whilst reacting to the petition written against the Chief Justice of Nigerian, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen by an Anti-Corruption Group. According to him, this is carrying the
battle for 2019 too far.
”This is carrying the battle for 2019 too far. To attempt to intimidate and destroy the Judiciary because of the forthcoming presidential election is a ploy that must be stoutly and vehemently resisted by the legal community.
”The legal community must rise in unison against this attack on all of us. We will not allow this to happen otherwise the legal profession is finished,” he said.
He further said that the Attorney General of the Federation should not allow himself to go down in history as the one under whose watch the Judiciary in Nigeria was destroyed, aiding that, others before him worked hard to strengthen the Judiciary and not the other way round.
”The Attorney General of the Federation should not allow himself to go down in history as the one under whose watch the Judiciary in Nigeria was destroyed.
”His predecessors like Clem Akpamgbo SAN, Abdullahi Ibrahim SAN, Bayo Ojo SAN and others strove to strengthen the Judiciary as an institution. Those who allow their heads to be used in breaking the coconut may not be around to drink the water therefrom,” he added.