A group of lawyers under the aegis of the Legal Vanguard for Rules of Law and Democracy, has criticised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for comments he made describing Honourable Justice Muhammed Idris as a “silly, stupid and ignorant person”.
Obasanjo lashed out at the judge following a judgment he delivered ordering the different regimes that have been in power from the Obasanjo era to publish recovered funds as part of the anti-corruption campaign.
The lawyers in a statement issued by their President, Barr. Toluwani Adebiyi, said Obasanjo’s outburst was unbecoming of an elder statesman and was clearly contemptuous of the court and must not be allowed to stand.
“We decry the abysmal state of affairs in our country wherein the “big shenanigans that make up our political elite throw caution to the wind and attacking notable judges of integrity.”
“We hold that if not checked and vehemently resisted, this could be the beginning of the journey to judicial disaster and inordinate subjugation of our legal system. This is the only way the voice of social justice can be amassed against the voice of an incongruous individual,” they said.