Senior Advocate Of Nigeria Carpets Lawyers Defending Injustice

A Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN), Jibrin Samuel Okutepa even though has never advocated that justice be based on emotions and sentiments as his training does not permit him to think of it, he said lawyers should allow themselves “to be used as road block to justice.”

He called on a lawyer uses his or her “knowledge of law in aid of disrespect and disobedience to valid processes in aid of truth, we have in the process murdered justice.”

This was contained in a tweet amid calls for justice in the ongoing post-2023 general elections litigations in Nigeria.

The Senior Advocate Of Nigeria said, “I have never advocated that justice be based on emotions and sentiments. No I will not do so. My training does not permit me to think of it. But in doing justice no one should allow himself or herself to be used as road block to justice. No institution should (be) above judicial order.

“When we used our knowledge of law in aid of disrespect and disobedience to valid processes in aid of truth, we have in the process murdered justice.

“Let nobody tells me that my arguments are rooted in emotions. No they are based on reality and practical injustice in Nigeria”, Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, SAN noted.

He added, “I believe firmly that vast majority of us lawyers in Nigeria cannot successfully practiced law in sane societies where there are consequences for professional misconduct.

“The duties we owe as lawyers is for justice. We cannot argue for what creates pains for people as justice.

“There is a need for the legal profession to purge itself and bring sanity to our justice system where what is wrong must not be given baptismal name of right under the guise of legal jargon and arid arguments being promoted in aid of evils. Let us do what benefits majority of us”, Jibrin Samuel Okutepa admonished those in the legal profession.

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