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Justice Onnoghen: Femi Falana accuses NBA of playing double standard

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) on Tuesday accused the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) of playing double standard by taking a position to support the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Falana, who boycotted the directive of the NBA, said it was wrong for the association that called for the suspension of judges who were arrested by security agents in 2016 to now turn around to fault the suspension of a CJN.

The lawyer, who was at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to attend to a case, in defiance of the NBA’s directive that lawyers boycott court, said the directive was ignored by many lawyers who turned up in court today.

He said while he faulted the executive’s decision to suspend the CJN on an ex-parte order, he thought Onnoghen should resign.

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