Handing the order to the Chairman of the LPDC and immediate past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association
, Mr Joseph Daudu
, while receiving copies of "Directions and Rulings of the LPDC of the Body of Benchers from January to May 2013", at the Supreme Court yesterday, the CJN
, decried what she
described as high rate of in-discipline among legal practitioners in the country, insisting that most of them are corrupt.
Commending the LPDC chairman, Daudu, for collaborating with the National Judicial Council, NJC, towards not only ferreting out corrupt Judges, but equally identify lawyers fanning the embers of bribery and corruption within the Justice sector.
said there were many petitions involving some lawyers that came to her
asked the LPDC
to forthwith investigate the allegations which she
said were thought provoking and mind bungling, stressing that "the present Bar is highly infested with questionable characters."
said notwithstanding the number of petitions the LPDC
has treated within the short time it came on board, the committee members need to double their efforts with a view to curbing the number of lawyers engaging in unwholesome judicial practices.
said: "I thank you for presenting this book to me today.
While presenting copies of the book, Daudu
revealed that as at the time of their appointment, there were 51 pending cases out of which he
said they treated 42, with only nine petitions still pending.