Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

ABUJA FEDERAL HIGH COURT DECLARES ILLEGAL AGF’S UNILATERAL AMENDMENT ON RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared as illegal and invalid the unilateral amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct, RPC, for legal practitioners in the country by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami.

The AGF had argued that the Nigerian Bar Association had no locus to file the suit, but in dismissing the objection, the court declared that the General Council of the Bar which has the authority to amend the RPC is constituted by several members while the RPC cannot be legitimately amended by the singular desire and action of an individuals.

Reports say, Justice Donatus OKrowo first dismissed the preliminary objections filed by the AGF and held that all the reliefs sought by the Nigerian Bar Association succeeds.

It would be recalled that in September 2020, the legal community woke up to the news of the unilateral amendment of the RPC by the Attorney General of the Federation

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