Human Right activist Lawyer Femi Falana(SAN) has said that corrupt jugdes are well known to lawyers.
Falana stated this in an interview he granted Punch in which he urged the Nigerian Bar Association to show more commitment in its fight against corruption in the judiciary.
He said, “Lawyers practising in every judicial division know all corrupt judges. The information is freely circulated among lawyers. Members of the public also report judges who collect money from them either directly or through lawyers or court clerks. If the NBA is committed to the eradication of judicial corruption, it has the capacity to do so…”
Speaking on ex-Delta State Governor, James Ibori’s conviction in the UK after he was cleared of wrongdoing in Nigerian courts, he said, “With the assistance of some lawyers and judges, James Ibori exposed the Nigerian judiciary to unprecedented ridicule. When he was eventually arraigned on a 170-count charge, the Federal High Court dismissed the case and gave him a clean bill of health…In advanced capitalist society, you are not allowed to break the law with impunity as it is done in a neo-colonial country like ours.”