By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti State chapter has urged lawyers
practising in the state to offer free legal services to those whose rights are being abridged on account of poverty.
The body lamented the increasing level of injustices against Nigerians in spite of the fact that the country operates democracy,
urging its members to join the fray as ministers in the temple of justice to stem the tide of such unwholesome practices in the interest of peace and unity.
The chairman of the chapter, Mr Gbemiga Adaramola, said this in Ado Ekiti on TuesdayduringÂ one of the programmes lined up to commemorate the 2017 NBA Law Week.
Also, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and governorship aspirant in the state, Mr Kola Alabi, has called for capital punishment for those trampling on peopleâ€™s rights, particularly those breaching the rights of NigeriansÂ via corruption, describing this as the bestÂ way to curb the menace.
Adaramola, who doubles as the Director of Prosecution in the state Ministry of Justice, said the â€˜pro bonoâ€™ services became imperative to prevent poor Nigerians, who cannot afford legal fees, from being cheated by the rich citizens.