Two legal practitioners Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), and Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), have condemned the move by the senate to amend the law setting up the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
They said the commencement of the amendment of the act had exposed the intention of the country’s legislators to encourage corrupt practices and shield corrupt leaders from prosecution.
The senate, on Thursday, passed for second reading, a bill seeking the amendment of the CCB and Tribunal shortly after its presentation on the floor of the upper chamber.
Sagay stated, “It’s a surprise to me, because I really don’t know that our mentality has degenerated to such a level of self-service that the people, who were sent to the National Assembly to make laws for the benefit of all Nigerians, have started a process that will allow a complete crisis; an Act that corruption cannot be prosecuted.
“To me, this is the highest level of shameless misconduct by the generality of the members of the red chamber. Obviously, there is no limit to the level of disgusting things they can do.”
Falana, in his reaction on Thursday, described the proposed amendment of the CCB/T Act and the ACJ Act as an ill wind that would blow no good to those behind it.