Former Attorney General of Rivers State Barr Wogu Boms raised serious issues bothering on his legal integrity, allegiance to the State, Bar and Bench.
” If the Courts were allowed to open for just 24 hours, the Big man government would have been sacked”
Within the period under review, Wogu Boms was not only the AG but a serving state executive member who knows the working of the Big man government.
Does it mean he was privy that the then Judiciary leadership was up in arms against the Executive arm which he belonged or that he as the AG has run fowl of the norms of legal profession code of conduct or both. Why would it have taken less than 24hrs to sack an elected governor?
What was the offence which the AG knew and the rest of Rivers State don’t know. Which sections of the Constitution will the Court have relied on to oust the Governor within 24hrs? How did the former AG know what the Court would have done within 24hrs? What was his immediate response, and what advice did he give to his principal then?
These are pertinent questions agitating my mind since reading Wogu Boms on the above quoted statement which requires a judicial inquest.
I call on the Chief Justice of the Federation to institute a judicial inquest into what necessitated such statement coming from a former Attorney General of a state in other to safeguard our democracy. It’s frightening, it’s an unholy confession.
As the AG in whose duty it falls to advise the executive appropriately on issues of Law and order, can I also appropriately say he failed on his duty or mischievously refused to proffer solution to the impasse?
I’m aware Wogu Boms cited the bombing of the Judiciary Complex in Port Harcourt Division then as one of the reasons why the courts can’t resume settings. Does that mean there was no bombing at that time in reference or the bomb was a make shift or was there no evidence of the effects of the bomb?
Sometimes out of mere darkness of heart someone may shoot his legs thinking he shot another.
I am not a Lawyer but I was privileged to be there at Dr. Obi Wali Conference Center when the then Governor, Chibuike Amaechi invited all legal practitioners in Rivers State to find a lasting solution to the closure of the Courts. Most lawyers will remember how you Wogu Boms defended the Executive arm and even defended your suspension by the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch.
If your colleagues ( Lawyers) speak up now about your actions then, which most of us are privy to, the world will see you not only as a sad fellow, but an unworthy Officer in the Temple of Justice.
Trying to exonerate yourself from the folly of your delibrate mischief is the height of professional misconduct. Your latest outburst has shown that you are a bad team player anyday, anytime. What ever interest you tend to protect today will definitely reflect on your past activities and score you on the bases of your integrity.
I will advise you take a deep breath and take reflective thoughts, so as not to destroy not only your left over image but also that of your children’s future.
“Posterity is a large mirror standing before us all till death, we all see ourselves as others see us. No one can be light and darkness at same time”
Search your conscience and see if you did serve Rivers State well in accordance with your oath of office and allegiance.