The author is wondering if there is a sort of promo, going on in the legal profession in Nigeria. Whether is, pay for one lawyer, and get many more lawyers free in addition. May be it’s cheaper to engage the services of many lawyers to appear for one corrupt case or the other. Imagine the following scenarios.
One hundred and thirty six lawyers, including forty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), appeared to defend Rickey Tarfa, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Justice Akintoye of Lagos State High Court, dismissed an application filed before the court by Rickey Tarfa (SAN), challenging the jurisdiction of the court and seeking an order to quash the 27 count charge, bordering on bribery.
Not long ago, the Senate President, who is facing corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, appeared with ninety lawyers.