Solanke: Special Courts for Corruption Will Boost Buhari’s Anti-graft War

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The first Nigerian female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Folake Solanke, has declared that the special courts set up by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to fight corruption will help the war being waged by President Muhammadu Buhari against financial fraud in the country.

Solanke said she supports attempts by the Buhari government to sanitise the country, particularly the ones that have to do with judicial corruption, but warned that such should not be done in a way that will ridicule the judicial arm.

“It saddened me to see judges being disgraced in a brazen manner by the Department of State Services (DSS). It doesn’t speak well of us. Judges are occupying sensitive positions. They can’t be disgraced under no circumstance. But if they err in any way, there are laid down rules to discipline them,” she added.

The senior lawyer also advised the legal practitioners to be above board in character, adding that: “You must respect the judges, your colleagues, the rules of court and guard against professional misconducts like conniving with corrupt people to ridicule the temple of justice.”

Speaking while delivering a lecture organised by the College of Law, Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti weekend, she harped on the “need for lawyers to be shining examples in courts through respect for judges, legal practitioners and embrace code of ethics in terms of dressing and utterances”.

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  • henry price

    comrades where courts are corrupt they should be revealed as being so plus those found corrupting court should be treated with at best same honor as a common criminal being in deed that individual in below a common criminal. Officer of court who knowingly plus intentionally violate law for corruption sake violate public trust plus is a danger to community in a manner which cause great injury with root cause of injury often being beyond instant perception. Chief Folake Solanke comment is definitely well intended but advocate inappropriate treatment for individual who violate public trust. Unfortunately it is kind of treatment she advocate that assisted in leading Buntu Africa to being colonized being it promote allowing incompetent people to lead. Corrupt officials are incompetent especially judges. Judges my friends have a very very easy job to competently perform. Judge need only to apply facts to law irregardless of who litigants may be. Where judge fail to carry out duty in this manner judge promote corruption thus is not worthy of honorable treatment. Nothing complicated, perverted or evil about that position. Very much sincere, Henry Price Jr. aka Obediah Buntu IL-Khan aka Kankan aka Gue.

  • Iskacountryman

    change the constitution if you want special courts

  • Emeka

    Thank you very much mam! There’s no disgrace that could be worse than bribery of a judge to sell justice… If any judge would be disgraced out of office by rule of law, to sanitize that sector, then we must disgrace a saying many as possible to build trust in the judicial sector, because as it is now, Nigerians have lost total trust in our judiciary

  • Seton During

    In order for President Buhari’s ANTI-CORRUPTION CRUSADE to be convincing, it is essential for him to:-
    1. -root out corrupt judges and magistrates;
    2. -stop protecting members of THE CABAL from investigations;
    3. – transfer Acting CEO of EFCC Mr Magu out of EFCC to elsewhere;
    4. – monitor, investigate and evolve strategies, policies and practices to stop Nigerian Banks
    being used to launder illicit, unearned and untaxed financial outflows from Nigeria to banks
    overseas.
    5. – respect apolitical audit functions to optimise transparent accountability.
    6. – stop misappropriations of funds allocated to DEFENCE into private pockets.
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    • Emeka

      If you are waiting for Magu to be transferred to Godknowswhere, then you must wait for eternity… if he is transferred, like you suggested, who would replace him, “your father?”

      • Seton During

        My father had died in 1959, so, he is unavailable. I am certain there are competent and honest apolitical Nigerians within Nigeria and/or in the Diaspora.

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