Group offers Buhari’s govt. free legal service in prosecuting corrupt officials

A group, Progressive Lawyers Forum, has offered free legal services to all government agencies responsible for fighting corruption under the incoming Buhari administration.

Speaking Thursday at a media briefing, the group’s National Coordinator, Silas Onu, said the pro-bono service will be for government agencies saddled with the responsibility of fighting corruption against public officials, past and present.

“To demonstrate our commitment to support the fight against corruption, we have resolved to offer pro-bono legal services to all government agencies,” he said.

He said the agencies concerned can take advantage of the offer to cut down the high cost of prosecuting corrupt persons.

“There are too many thieves that need to be made an example for prospective ones to learn from, therefore the cases on corruption may overwhelm the internal lawyers of these agencies,” Mr. Onu said.

Mr. Onu said the group agreed with the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on the need to halt corruption.
The group called for the removal of constitutional immunity presently protecting sitting governors and presidents from facing corruption charges.

The group, which is also part of the All Progressives Congress’ legal team, said the incoming National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly should seriously consider the urgent need to remove the immunity clause from the constitution.

“This has allowed a window to disregard our laws and encourage impunity,” Mr. Onu said.

He asked the president-elect, Mr. Buhari, to be circumspect in appointing the heads of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission.

He urged the president to go for fearless individuals with clean records.


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  • Maria

    That is a very good gesture but Buhari must think before accepting your offer.

  • DanielOsazuwa

    This same Onu was one of the arrow heads in the dumbo Jonathan plot against the registration of APC. A political jobber bearing it clawless fangs once again.

    Very soon Ifeanyi Uba will form an association for the “transfiguration” of GMB into a Pope. These characters can conceive and do anything for ego.

    • Chidi

      My brother, these guys are CRIMINALS. And when U look at their pictures, U will see they made their logo on their to look like APC logo.

  • Chidi

    Pro-Bono legal service is not free. That’s means any amount recovered from culprit will be shared on percentage basis.

    • Onike24

      That is called contingency! Pro bono Publica is Latin and it means for the good of the public, it may also be used when a lawyer is only paid the cost of filling the legal documents and he waives his fee.

  • shola

    Pro-Bono! Make sure you prosecute Madam Piss for her alleged $8 billion loan to the first lady
    of the United States Mrs. Obama. She must account for this huge sum. This is a tax-payers money.

    • DanielOsazuwa

      My friend did you forget to take your medication?

      • Wale

        I think so as well.

  • burning spear

    The most uneducated evil-minded set of mad lawyers to walk the surface of our corrupt earth-in NIGERIA-let them first of all show us the certificate of Buhari—we are not saying they should not do a hatchet man’s job for the Apes in APC—-but let Buhari show our children his certificate first—These alawada Yoruba lawyers and some disgruntled Ibo errand boys—should equally beam their search light on——–the Fulani governors————-and Obasanjo years as oil minister—–else let Nigeria break up—we have had enough of this rubbish where only governors from the SS go to jail-Not a single Fulani Governor has ever been jailed since Nigeria gained her freedom in 1960——–for corruption—–The corrupt- case of Sanusi is now dead———–Late Gani tried it with Buhari—-we ended up having Babatope–Tai Solarin in jail–Ambrose died days after his release –Pa Ajasin also went the same way—–Tai Solarin and Babatope were not even governors or govt officials—The only reason why these fake YORUBAS lawyers are being sponsored by the APes in APC is to TELL THE WESTERN POWERS THAT INSTALLED BUHARI THAT HE IS WORKING–to end corruption is Nigeria———————————–Hope David West who was sent to prison by the Fulanis for having the guts to look at a Rolex wrist watch is dancing with buhari in Ibadan–now seeing what Obama installed as president of the arewa islamic republic–

    • Folarin

      With this post and the other one… I think you guys actually deserve the Lagoon..

    • Alu

      Because your tribes are the worst thing that ever happen to Nigeria. You can see how your tribes are being killed all over the world in Indonesia, south Africa and in Gulf for their way of life drugs and claims to be what they were not. His it not your uncle Jonathan is on the throne while all these is happens. why he did not ask for the hand or release in all places your people damage Nigeria Name. Dr. Ariyo said it all……

  • MushinSpeaks

    Great; those that have squandered ourt resources must be made to face the full wrath of the law.

  • ilesanmi

    If these fraudsters who call themselves pro – bono lawyers understand the true definition of the word “corruption” they should start with disqualifying the tyrant Buhari for perjury and forgery otherwise they should keep quiet before they are stoned to death.

    • TC

      Get some education……illiterate

    • tundemash

      Ole san e !,
      You are still stuck on March 28th!
      May the tragedy that befell your household on March 28th be everlasting for you and your household.

      • Worried Mother

        Ameen

      • Alu

        Ameennnnnnnnnnnnnn!

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    That makes the war against corrupt ones easier. Good job from these lawyers.

  • burning spear

    Igbos Must be Eliminated in Nigeria. – Dr Abraham Ariyo.

    In tunes with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an n American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”.

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

    • Folarin

      Lagoon straight!!

  • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

    BRAVO to these lawyers!
    Just the statement by itself is a good thing for the country (even if the Government offices do not utilize their aid).
    Corrupt politicians got a reprieve and shook a little less when Buhari said he does not intend to chase down every corrupt official because it will get in the way of pursuing other goals in his administration.

    General Buhari, Nigerians (as exemplified by this group of lawyers) are willing to chip in and help out however they can. Besides, recovering the nations wealth is a large part of Governing.

    Two thumbs up to these attorneys.

  • Worried Mother

    Thank you, what a wonderful offer. I pray the President will embrace it.

  • Usman

    Simply patriotic

  • emeka M

    that is it… all this corruption must stop… at one point , i hope we get to a stage like china where they kill corrupt officials.