In prompt response to a complaint from Bayo Akinlade Esq, National Convener, FIACIJ; the Honourable Head Judge of the FHC, Lagos Division invited the Convener for a meeting.
The Head Judge noted that the corrupt activities of the Court’s Registry will no longer be tolerated but encouraged lawyers to report such infractions especially the request for inducement.
His lordship assured the convener that those who collect bribes and demand inducements will be dealt with promptly.
The FIACIJ Convener retierated the commitment of FIACIJ to end corruption in the Judiciary by supporting the Judiciary’s efforts to root out bad elements within it’s structure.
Both agreed that the lawyers have a great responsibility in rising above the demands made and refuse to give in to the inducements while urging lawyers to desist from offering bribes.
It was regretted that the current Court infrastructure presented a challenge but such challenges will soon be cured when the new building is complete.
We in FIACIJ appreciate the Head Judge for looking at this issue as well as commending the efforts of Dr. Ajibade SAN and the NBA Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. IK Uwanna for their earlier interventions in this regard.
Stop giving bribes
Bayo Akinlade Esq
26th May 2022
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