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“My father must be cringing in his grave because of the corruption in the nation’s judiciary” – Charly Boy

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Activist and former President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, said in Lagos on Sunday that his late father, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, Chukwudifu Oputa, will be cringing in his grave over corruption in the nation’s judiciary.

He spoke at the 13th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Memorial Lecture and Symposium with the theme, “Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption War: Whither The Legal Profession and The Judiciary?”

“The masses are being corrupted by fear, my father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, must be cringing in his grave because of the corruption in the nation’s judiciary. Corruption has not just become our way of life in Nigeria, but has become our legal tandem. The Nigerian people are being looted by all sides, religious leaders are not helping the people, they are continuously hypnotising my people with miracles, signs and wonders,” he said.

Oputa, who said corruption had reached an intolerable level, disclosed that he was currently involved in an activism project designed to tackle corruption and injustice in the country.

He said: “I am involved in a street project titled, ‘our mumu don do’; this is a project through which I believe the judiciary can be cleansed of by a movement led by the masses. Lawyers have become contractors, judges have opened mega banks in their homes at their villages, justice in Nigeria comes at a price.”

Noting that not all members of the bar and bench are corrupt, he added: “Not all members of the judiciary and legal profession are bad, but current events have ridiculed the legacy left behind by my father and other legal icons.”

“The docility of the Nigerian populace has to be addressed with the emancipation of their minds because the humanity of Fawehinmi no longer exists in the country,” he said.

 

 

7 Comments

  1. TeeCee

    January 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    One would think he’d be cringing more on your chosen lifestyle than the judiciary’s supposed decay. Like the Judiciary isn’t part of the Nigerian failed system!

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Your comment doesn’t make any sense.

  2. Bokun

    January 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Papas probably looking down on his cross dressing son shaking his head and saluting weldonesir.

  3. Ewa Ali

    January 16, 2017 at 3:21 am

    if your father were to be alive, na to collect him share keep quiet ni….

  4. Nedu

    January 16, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Your father is cringing because he is ashamed of you, an almost 70 years old makeup wearing, cross dresser. You still carry young girls around and still looking like a rastafarian whose only source of income is perpetuated on a tittle ‘area fada’. Please list your job tittle , qualifications and source of income. I want to know.You are part of the mediocre society living off their fathers name, only to forget and try to come off entitled. Focus on your failed career…..Sorry let me rephrase that….focus on your non existent career and stop talking about the Judiciary. Also as an irresponsible child who was anot open disgrace to your father, you have no grand standing and definitely not a stakeholders in the matters of the third arm of government. Stay in your confused Lane.

  5. teecee

    January 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Mehn! can we please focus on the message ! we judge a lot in this country, that is why some people can’t move forward…

  6. Diamond

    January 18, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Reading that statement, one would think his dad died in the 60s or so. Your dad only died yesterday, and saw corruption eat deep in the Nigeria system. You are just seeking notice, Charly boy

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