The level at which corruption is growing in this nation seems to be uncontrollable, as Director-General of the Nigerian Law School (NLS), Professor Olarenwaju Onadeko, SAN, on Thursday said that some practicing lawyers were recently caught while writing examinations for students of the school.
Onadeko, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while speaking at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said such act will not help in the training of future lawyers for the country.
He said, “It is very unfortunate that some lawyers have been caught writing examinations for students of the Nigerian Law School. Such act is condemnable because it is not helping in the training of future lawyers for this country.”
The NLS Director-General, who stated that those caught in the act have been reported to the NBA, urged the association to take drastic actions against such lawyers to serve as a deterrent to others.
Onadeko said, “The only thing we can do is to report those lawyets to the Nigerian Bar Association and we have done that. So we expect the leadership of NBA to take drastic actions against them to serve as q deterrent to others.”
Also speaking, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, called on the leadership of the NBA to address the case and ensure that those found culpable are punished.
In his reaction, outgoing NBA President, Mr. Augustine Alegeh, SAN, said for the past two years, the association is yet to receive report of any lawyer caught writing examinations for students of the Nigerian Law School.
Alegeh, however said the Disciplinary Committee of the NBA will handle such cases whenever such reports are received by the leadership of the association.
He said, “For the past two years, we have not received any report of lawyers caught involving themselves in writing examinations for law students. However, we have a Disciplinary Committee, which will handle such cases whenever the reports are received.”
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.