KANU, DASUKI, EL-ZALKZAKI: ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO FACE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE




An Abuja based Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barrister Johnmary Chukwukasi Jideobi, has threatened the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, S.A.N. , with the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for his failure to discharge his constitutional duties of advising the Federal Government of Nigeria and her Security Agencies on obeying Court Orders especially those relating to bail and production of accused persons in Court. Making a case for the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, a former National Security Adviser and the Shiites Leader, El-zakzaki, the Lawyer, barring the last minute change of mind, is set to confront the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja with some questions of law. In the Originating Summons cited by odogwublog.com, the following questions of law have been submitted to the court for resolution;

1. Whether upon a holistic reading and interpretation of the community provisions of Sections 150 and 287 (1), (2) & (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the 2nd Defendant [by virtue of occupying the office of the 1st Defendant] is under a constitutional duty of issuing a legal advice [one way or the other] to the Federal Government of Nigeria with respect to Courts’ decisions against it or any of its agencies?
2. Whether the persistent refusal, failure and or negligence of the 2nd Defendant [by virtue of occupying the office of the 1st Defendant] in discharging his constitutional duty of issuing legal advice [one way or the other] to the Federal Government of Nigeria with respect to courts’ decisions against it or any of its agencies does not amount to grave professional misconduct [in view of the provisions of Rule 1 (1) of the Rules of Professional conducts for Legal Practitioners, 2007] warranting the referral of the 2nd Defendant to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee by this Honourable Court for investigation and trial.
Against the answers that may be rendered by this Honourable Court in disposal of the questions of law posed above, the Plaintiff tables before this Honourable Court the following entreaties;
1. A SOLEMN DECLARATION of this Honourable Court that by virtue of the combined provisions of Sections 150 and 287 (1), (2) & (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the 2nd Defendant [by virtue of occupying the office of the 1st Defendant] shoulders a constitutional duty of issuing legal advice [one way or the other] to the Federal Government of Nigeria with respect to Courts’ decisions against it or any of its agencies
2. A SOLEMN DECLARATION of this Honourable Court that the persistent refusal, failure and or negligence of the 2nd Defendant [by virtue of occupying the office of the 1st Defendant] in discharging his constitutional duty of issuing legal advice [one way or the other] to the Federal Government of Nigeria with respect to courts’ decisions against it or any of its agencies does amount to grave professional misconduct [in view of the provisions of Rule 1 (1) of the Rules of Professional conducts for Legal Practitioners, 2007] warranting the referral of the 2nd Defendant to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee by this Honourable Court for investigation and trial.
3. AN ORDER of this Honourable Court, commanding the 2nd Defendant to issue, FORTHWITH, legal advice [in writing] to the Federal Government of Nigeria and her agencies regarding the courts’ decisions against it and its agencies [particularly the courts’ judgments exhibited in the Plaintiff’s Affidavit] within thirty (30) days from the date of the delivery of the judgment of this court in this suit.
4.AN ORDER of this Honourable Court directing the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court of Nigeria to forward a certified true copy of the judgment of the court in this suit to the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee as a complaint [by the Federal High Court of Nigeria] of grave professional misconduct against the 2nd Defendant for his investigation and trial within seven (7) days from the date of the delivery of the judgment of this court in this suit.
5. ANY OTHER ORDER OR ORDERS that this Honourable Court may deem fit to make as [may be] dictated by the prevailing circumstances of this suit.






KANU, DASUKI, EL-ZALKZAKI: ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO FACE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE KANU, DASUKI, EL-ZALKZAKI: ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO FACE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Reviewed by David Brunt on Monday, June 12, 2017 Rating: 5

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