Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN has made good his vow to petition the Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa for his comments during the Senate valedictory session last Saturday.

In an update obtained by CITY LAWYER, Maikyau noted that he has “written letters to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), requesting for the immediate investigation and prosecution of Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa for the admissions/confessions he made in his valedictory remarks.”

Promising to keep NBA members “posted on further developments in the matter,” Maikyau wrote: “I thank you all for the support as we continue with our fight for the enthronement of the rule of law and the defence of the integrity and independence of the Judiciary in Nigeria. We must always remember that:

“We lawyers are a dangerous breed; we challenge, we refuse to let anarchy and unfairness and inequity reign. We stand in the gap. We refuse to be silent. We fight, not with arms, but with words. We use the law as our weapon, and we wield it with skill and determination. We must teach the next generation to do the same… you play a central role in setting the parameters for the next generation of lawyers who will have the formidable task of safeguarding the rule of law in the new and challenging context in which we now live.” (Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC).”

Bulkachuwa has come under severe criticisms over his revelation that he procured his spouse and former Court of Appeal President, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa to allegedly influence certain cases.

Both the NBA and the National Judicial Council (NJC) have condemned the leaks.

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