Barristers & Solicitors
NBA Kano Warns Public Over Barred Lawyers

The Kano branch of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA has cautioned unsuspicious members of the general public to desists from engaging the services of members who have been barred from practicing.

The body yesterday in Kano through a press statement formally announced that, Naziru Sani Kafinga, could no longer function  in his capacity as a legal practitioner.

The  press release signed by the branch’s publicity secretary,  Barrister Yusuf Abdulsalam,  disclosed  that Naziru is no longer eligible to practice in Nigeria as a barrister or solicitor, having been de-robbed by the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Council (LPDC) last week, owing to series of petitions  filed against him by an aggrieved client.

“Naziru was a wrong example of what legal practitioners represent, and as a responsible and responsive body, the NBA will continue to engage in self-cleansing to purge the association of rotten elements.

“Naziru’s case began when he took a client’s money and refused to utilise it fully for what it was meant. The client brought the matter to the NBA which intervened and ordered him to return the money, an order he refused to comply with.

The Kano branch had no option than to forward the matter to the national body which proceeded according to law to hear and deliberate on the matter, resulting in his removal from the roll of legal practitioners in Nigeria.

“This was in fact the least among many of Naziru’s misconducts, except that the petitioner was ready to pursue it to the logical conclusion. There are far worse cases against him that are still pending.” Kano NBA alleged.

The Kano Bar appealed to Kano populace and Nigerians at large to enlist into NBA’s war against corruption by lodging their complaints against any member with the association. “It does not take much and it does not cost a kobo.

There is  a provision for lodging complaints on our website at www.kanonba.org. It is so easy and user friendly. Go ahead and provide us with sufficient information, and we assure the public that we shall follow up. Very soon, our dedicated whistle-blowing phone line would also be ready.”  Barrister Abdulsalaam further stated.

Source: TML News

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