Finally, the NBA which in my opinion is the most useless body of lawyers anywhere in world have issued a rather very insipid statement on the criminal invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s residence for which everyone is currently denying responsibility.
While I acknowledge the fact that we have very good individual lawyers in this country who have contributed immensely to the entrenchment of democratic ethos and lawful conduct, I insist that the NBA as a body is useless or has become useless, toothless and disgraceful.
The NBA lost it when they refused to issue any forceful statement or do anything meaningful when the houses of Supreme Court justices were invaded in the middle of the night. Till date, none of those Justices were found guilty. What did the NBA do or say as a body? Nothing!
The EFCC arrested, humiliated and detained an NBA president during the ignoble days of Magu as EFCC boss. What did the NBA do or say? We saw them like fearful dogs with their tails between their legs, scampering for safety.
Again, when the CJN was removed from office in the most unceremonious manner imaginable, what did the NBA do as a body? Nothing! Rather, we saw some lawyers who even came forward to provide some senseless justification for such miscarriage of justice.
I respect lawyers and I personally know a couple of brilliant ones. But the NBA in my opinion remains a useless, unserious and spineless body. Once upon a time, we had an NBA that commanded respect, fear and regard. What we have now can best be described as a political NBA made up of unserious people.