Explosive allegations detailing deep-set corruption in the Nigerian Law school hit social media early Friday, causing an anticipated uproar.
In a comprehensive report, the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Anyine, declared that it had uncovered several discrepancies in the financial statements of the Nigerian Law School.
The report claimed that the Nigerian Law School had illegally paid N32 Million to the account of an unidentified cleaner over a span of 12 months. Furthermore, it was reported that on account of dressing allowance fees for 52 workers, a sum of N 36 million was paid into an individual account of a staff.
Law school paid cleaner N32m/year –Auditor General https://t.co/1DCnSBW1sd
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) July 3, 2020
This egregious news caused many to wail at the decadence of the Nigerian system. They exclaimed that Nigeria as a whole has been marred with corruption; that even the judicial system is found wanting.
Law school paid cleaner N32m/year –Auditor General
The Office of Auditor-General of the Federation on Thursday said it uncovered several anomalies in the financial records of the Nigerian Law School.
Nigeria is finished, let us share the grace in fellowship. pic.twitter.com/oE5blVSNvv
— Godwin Udobot🇳🇬DeBloodMan. (@GodwinUdobot5) July 3, 2020
This society is not sane!
Not for a lil bit
What is this I’m hearing about The Nigerian Law School??
Where do we run to ???
Father,pls, wipe out all those destroying this society & arise new leaders for us in all our institutions (sectors) because some of us might have HBP pic.twitter.com/SUZoFAx04S
— Rachael Gold💭 (@_IamWhispers) July 3, 2020
Not just the Nigerian Law School, Just look into any government Ministry, Agency or Department, you will see over invoicing and misplacement of funds. It is terrible. Corruption!!
— Victor Okorie (@vickelokorie) July 3, 2020
Rebuke trailed the news as Nigerians declared that it was disgraceful to Nigeria’s Judicial system for the Nigerian Law School to be enmeshed in such immense financial fraud.
It's a very bad reputation for Nigeria's justice system if truly the Nigerian Law School is enmeshed in the monumental financial fraud.
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) July 3, 2020
You knw you are in deep mess when you see your country's law school breaking the law. I'm abt to give up on this country aswear, Nigerian law school suppose to go nd learn laws.
— Al'ameen✨ (@Al_ameen_Yabo) July 3, 2020
Angry thumps in demand for prosecution and punishment for the culprits have also been beaten aloud.
The Nigerian Law School should be above board. Allegations of corruption and waste should not be swept under the carpet.
Indicted officials should be arrested and diligently prosecuted.
As a product of the Nigerian Law School, I am calling for swift action by @officialEFCC.
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) July 3, 2020
The reports of corruption in the Nigerian Law School should not be swept under the carpet. This is one example too many. If the institution that trains lawyers and judges is this rotten, how will Nigeria ever get better? I expect resignations, arrest, detention and prosecution.🤗
— Efe (@Theofficialefe) July 3, 2020
Some questioned how these individuals can be brought to justice when a sector of the justice system is the one responsible for the crime.
If the so-called the Nigerian Law School is rotten with corruption, then what is the fate of the masses who seek justice in this country?
— Amoto Femi (@femi4yo) July 3, 2020
In response to the allegations, the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Isa Chiroma, explained he was not in office when the stated crimes transpired but conceded that “government is a continuum.” He added that “I can’t imagine the Law School paying N36 million into one account on behalf of others.”
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