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“This Madness of Chicago State University Must Stop Now” – Agbakoba Chides Lawyers


Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN has condemned in strong terms lawyers who have continued to argue about the controversies surrounding President Tinubu’s Chicago State University Certificate.

In a statement issued on his verified Facebook page, Agbakoba asked the President of NBA to call out such lawyers, noting that they are in breach of the ethics of the legal profession.

Mr. Agbakoba also expressed his disappointment with media houses that tolerate the adjudication of the matter using their medium.

He urged all concerned to stop heating up the country and allow the Supreme Court to make a judicial pronouncement which is binding on everyone.

Read the excerpt of the statement:

The cacophony of discordant voices on Tinubu/Atiku over the certificate matter is completely out of hand. This utter nonsense from armchair lawyers is heating up Nigeria dangerously.

Please can we keep our opinions and views to ourselves awaiting a decision of the Supreme Court.
I am so ashamed to see Lawyers on Television arguing one way or the other on the merits or demerits of the Chicago State University matter. This is most unhelpful!

I call out all media that tolerate this nonsense of adjudicating the CSU matter on TV and Newspapers.

I urge the President of the Nigerian Bar Association to call out lawyers that breach rules of ethics by turning the media into a Court of Law.

Can we please stop heating up our country!!! Let us allow the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make a judicial pronouncement which is binding on us all!!!! This public nonsense must stop.

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