The former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, says he was ashamed to see lawyers on national television arguing the merits or demerits of President Bola Tinubu’s Chicago State University matter.
The senior lawyer expressed displeasure with what he described as the cacophony of discordant voices on Tinubu and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar surrounding the controversy over the CSU records.
Agbakoba warned that armchair lawyers are heating up Nigeria dangerously.
In a post on his social media platform, X, on Monday, the legal expert urged people to keep their opinions and views to themselves while awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court.
He said, “The cacophony of discordant voices on Tinubu/Atiku over the certificate matter is completely out of hand. This utter nonsense from armchair lawyers is heating up Nigeria dangerously.
“Please, can we keep our opinions and views to ourselves, awaiting a decision of the Supreme Court?
“I am so ashamed to see lawyers on television arguing one way or the other on the merits or demerits of the Chicago State University matter. This is most unhelpful!
“I call out all media that tolerate this nonsense of adjudicating the CSU matter on TV and newspapers.
“I urge the President of the Nigerian Bar Association to call out lawyers that breach rules of ethics by turning the media into a Court of Law.
“Can we please stop heating up our country!!! Let us allow the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make a judicial pronouncement which is binding on us all!!!! This public nonsense must stop.”