Research has shown that since 1999, over 200 cases of disobedience to court orders have been recorded. This is glaringly antithetical to the concept of the Rule of Law.
Tangentially related to the disobedience to Court Orders is the recent pronouncement by Mr President at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association Conference in Abuja that National Security in given circumstances can override Rule of Law. With the greatest respect Mr President missed the point and was obviously ill-advised by those who ought to know better.
Eminent legal luminary, PROFESSOR EPIPHANY AZINGE, SAN made the above assertion while delivering a public lecture titled THE RULE OF LAW AND LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY: THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL as part of the events for the funeral obsequies in honour of EMMANUEL CHINWENWO AGUMA, KSC, SAN (Deceased Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner For Justice Of Rivers State) at Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, 12th September, 2018.