Indication emerged during the weekend that the Nigerian Bar Association is set to wield the big stick on Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu , Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jigawa State over his alleged defiance to comply with the decision of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Executive Committee (NEC) Report of the five – Man Fact Finding Committee in respect of the NBA Dutse Branch crisis.
The professional body had in a letter signed by Joyce Oduah, (FICMC) General Secretary (copy seen by this newspaper) gave two weeks timeline for Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu to implement key resolutions of the Committee to resolve the lingering impasse.
Our correspondent gathered that the NBA had sent a letter to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jigawa State via his email on the professional body’s hub to implement
The letter titled “A Resolutions by The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Executive Committee (NEC) on the Report of the five – Man Fact Finding Committee resolved “That the Nuhu Suleiman Tafida, Esq. and his Executives be recognized by the President and the NEC as the duly elected Chairman and Executives of Dutse Branch of the NBA.”
The resolution similarly directed “That Garba Abubakar, Esq. be warned in writing to forthwith stop parading himself further as the Chairman of Dutse Branch failing which disciplinary action should be taken against him without further recourse to him.”
The NBA further made bare that “Garba Abubakar, Esq. should handover all the properties of Dutse Branch in his possession to Nuhu Suleiman Tafida, Esq. immediately, failing which the President of the NBA should take steps to retrieve the properties from possession of Garba Abubakr, Esq.”
On the same strength, the letter asserted that “Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, Esq. the Honourable Attorney General of Jigawa State should be strongly advised to take immediate steps to reinstate Nuhu Suleiman Tafida,
Esq. and the other staff of the Jigawa State Ministry of Justice whom he caused to be suspended to their various offices and positions within 2 weeks. “
Investigations by this newspaper revealed that the NBA fact finding Committee was birthed in the wake of a petition filed against the Jigawa chief law Officer by the Chairman, Dutse branch, Nuhu Suleiman Tafida, Esq. to investigate the veracity and merit of the allegations.
It learnt that the 31 pages petition by Nuhu Suleiman Tafida, Esq seen by this newspaper dated February 6th, 2021 accused Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu of intimidation, harassment, victimization, persecution of members and undue Interference with the affairs of NBA , Dutse branch by the Attorney General of Jigawa state.
However, the embattled Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu said that “I have never spoken with the media on this issue because I don’t have clearance from my governor, but I learnt this issue was discussed at NBA NEC meeting in Port Harcourt, but officially I have not been served.
The reaction from the soft spoken Jigawa Chief law Officer came at the expiry of the deadline by the NBA amid apprehension that the professional body may wield the big stick as a deterrent.