Claim lawyers frustrating anti-graft war unfounded – NBA president
Written by Taiwo Adekola on June 23, 2023
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA, Yakubu Maikyau SAN says the narrative that members of the legal profession constitute a stumbling block to the fight against corruption is false.
This was as he submitted that the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing was a legal fight that must be fought within the framework of extant legislation.
Maikyau spoke this yesterday in Abuja at the ongoing National AML/CFT/CPF Compliance Retreat organised by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.
According to him, there is no record of complicity by the legal profession to warrant or justify such sweeping generalisation.