President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Augustine Alegeh, SAN has tasked the Federal Government to view every suspect as innocent until proven guilty as doing otherwise will amount to persecuting rather than prosecuting the suspect.
The NBA president also stressed that there is no way corruption could be fought without relying on the rule of law and constitutionalism.
Speaking yesterday in Jos at the National Executive Committee, NEC of the Association, he also called for sanction for erring members,
adding that, “The NBA has zero tolerance on corruption; we support the fight against corruption of this administration but it must be done within the ambit of the law.”
He also frowned at the depreciation of the naira against the dollar, calling on the federal government to act fast and address the issue.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong said the privilege of hosting the occasion was an acknowledgement of the efforts his administration has made in restoring peace and ensuring the security of lives and properties on the Plateau.
“I must also state that the active participation of the NBA in election monitoring , voter education and public session on universal election best practices have not only strengthened our electoral systems but have gone further to enhance the global acknowledgement of our country’s efforts in ensuring an evolving democracy,” he said.

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