Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Dr. Tahir Mamman, on Thursday in Abuja said a recently qualified lawyer was convicted for malpractice during the school’s Bar examination.
The DG said this at the Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, decrying the increase in examination malpractices among law students.
He also berated some senior members of the NBA for encouraging malpractice, using their positions to influence the prosecution of defaulters.
Mamman said the management of the school would not relent in its effort to get rid of such lawyers, adding that they were capable of tarnishing the image of the profession.
He said, “The recent increase in examination malpractice among law students is appalling and for three examinations running now, the school has registered increase in examination malpractice.
“Some recently qualified lawyers were caught writing examination for some resit students only three weeks ago.
“One was convicted three weeks ago and now serving six months imprisonment without option of fine in Kuje Prisons.
“Two are awaiting judgment while four others have just been arraigned.”
According to him, even more worrisome is that some senior members of the Bar have attempted to put pressure on the school to drop the cases. This we find very reprehensible