Violations: Over 380 Lawyers sign petition to strip Malami of SAN title

Over 380 lawyers have signed a petition to stripe the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, of the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The petition, was on the online platform, Change.org by Izu Aniagu, with the titled, “Sign to strip Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria”.

Barr. Aniagu’ petition is premised on the recent alleged “unilateral amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 by Malami”, Punch Reports.

In his petition he stated that the unilateral amendment was a threat to the rule of law, coupled with Malami’s other alleged wrongdoings, such as “disobedience to court orders, to his lacklustre prosecution, to his outright failure to prosecute, to allegations of corruption and bias against his person, to the usurpation of office, to shielding of suspects, to his general dereliction of duty.”

The petition added, “This time, the AGF has decided to take his imprudence to top-notch by unilaterally deleting the provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct which provide for stamp and seal as well as bar practicing fee for government lawyers.

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