Elite think justice can be bought – Yusuf Ali (SAN)

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A senior Advocate of Nigeria, Lawyer Yusuf Ali, has said corruption will continue to thrive in Nigeria until the country’s elite jettison their cash for justice orientation.

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Ali stated this recently in Ilorin while he was being awarded fellow of Kwara State Polytechnic.

He said, “Until the day comes when the Nigerian elite start to know that justice cannot be bought, we will be running in circles. The average litigant believes that you can buy justice.

“That attitude of believing that you can buy justice must stop. What I have said is very apparent from the way litigants react to judgments. Somebody who had tried to reach a judge unsuccessfully, if judgment goes against him, he believes that the other person has given higher bribe, which may not be true. Above all, Nigeria is a very big market for rumour.”

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