- The Nigerian Bar Association in Zamfara has condemned the desecration of the holy Qur'an in the state
- The association said the act is a very worrisome one and the perpetrators must be arrested to face the law
- NBA said the legal institution in the country also needs to be strengthened to facilitate timely prosecutions
Zamfara state chapter of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the reported desecration of the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an, in Gusau, and called for a thorough investigation to unravel the perpetrators.
The NBA at a press conference in Gusau on Monday, February 11, said the incident was ”unfortunate and worrisome.”
Bello Galadi, the NBA chairman, said members of the association had reviewed the situation at a meeting on Saturday, February 9.
The chairman said: "We condemn the acts in strongest terms. These incidents are becoming too incessant, as it occurred in the recent past, where pages of the holy Qur’an were found in a toilet at Government Day Secondary School, Sabon Gari, Gusau.
”It is very unfortunate this reoccurred few days ago where pieces of the holy book were found in a toilet at a hospital in Gusau."
Galadi also said that more needs to be done to strengthen investigations in the country and that security outfits in the state should move fast to bring those responsible to book.
He added: "We are not aware of the verdict passed by the Upper Sharia Court ll, Unguwar Yarima Gusau against the accused persons with regards to the previous incident.
”We have to request that so much needs to be done in the areas of investigation, intelligence gathering, prosecution as well as addressing the gap in our legal framework, to be able to deal with problems on our soil.
”We implore all the security apparatus in the state to do everything possible to ensure the arrest of the culprits in this case. We equally implore the state government to afford the security agents in the state all the necessary support and cooperation they require to carryout the assignment without hitch.
”The NBA, as a promoter of the rule of law, is always ready to partner with any stakeholder to ensure proper prosecution of any culprit in any court of law as part of our collective social responsibilities to the state.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the NBA, on Monday, January 28, ordered all lawyers in Nigeria to boycott the courts across the nation for two days between Tuesday, January 29, and Wednesday, January 30, to protest the crisis in the judiciary.
The action, according to the NBA, is protest against what it called the alleged constitutional infractions in the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
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