– A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has opened up on how Nigerian courts are corrupted
– Robert Clarke on Sunday, June 28, revealed that politicians are corrupting the court and judges
– Clarke insisted that politicians contribute to Nigeria’s problem of governance
Robert Clarke a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has maintained that politicians are corrupting the court, adding that the problem of governance in the country is majorly contributed by them.
Clarke who made the disclosure during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, June 28, decried that the judicial arm of the government is being corrupted by politicians.
The senior lawyer went on to note that Nigeria’s problem is politicians who are corrupting the court and judges.
He said: “Politicians are our problem; as I have said before in one of my interviews here that the politicians are corrupting the court; they are corrupting the judges and there is nothing we can do”.
Clarke also condemned the situation where two judges give different judgements on political cases, stressing that such events have been created by politicians.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem is now the president of the Court of Appeal.
The justice who had served in an acting capacity since 2019 was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, June 11. She was recommended by the National Judicial Council but her nomination was not transmitted to the Senate for approval until recently.
But on Tuesday, June 9, the president transmitted her name to the Senate and according to Gabriel Suswam, a member of the committee that screened her, she is very experienced and qualified for the job.
In other news, Zainab Bulkachuwa, the immediate past president of the Court of Appeal and, historically, the first female Nigerian to occupy that position, opened up on how she handled home and her job.
The female justice who retired recently after 45 years in the judiciary, said she learnt how to separate her home from her job at the early stage of her career. Surprisingly, even while she held the position as a judge, she still cooked and ensured the family had the best of her time.
In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), she said: “At a very early stage, I learnt to separate the two – my work at home and my work in the office.”
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