7th September, 2010
The newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dr. Joseph Dauda, hasÂ blasted the Inspector-General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo over his refusal to obey a courtÂ order.
Dauda said that it was unfortunate that the IG, who isÂ a public officer, was giving theÂ impression that he was above the law.
â€œIf, indeed, the IG made the statement that he was still waiting for the person that willÂ come to arrest him, thatÂ nobody could arrest him as ordered by the court amounts to abuseÂ of office.â€
He reiterated that the IG was not above the law and NBA was capable of enforcing his arrest.
The NBA president stated this at the launch of a book by a Lagos lawyer and human rightsÂ activist, Femi Falana in Lagos yesterday.
The 351-page book titled Fundamental Rights Enforcement in Nigeria, was the second editionÂ written by Falana. The first edition was writtein in 2005.