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Lawyers disagree with Fawehinmi’s call for Aondoakaa’s sack• Saturday, Sep 22, 2007
Lawyers in Lagos on Monday disagreed with Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s call on President Umaru Yar’Adua to sack Justice Minister Michael Aondoakaa (SAN).
Mrs. Abimbo1a Williams (SAN) told newsmen that the Attorney-General’ s position was a statutory one, with well-enunciated roles in the constitution.
“I, therefore, disagree with Chief Fawehinmi that the Attorney-General should resign his office”, she said.
The Lagos State Chairman of the Committee on Judicial Matters, Mr. Babatunde Ogala, said Fawehinmi was only being emotional and prejudiced on the issue.
“The Attorney-General has not done anything to warrant such statement from Fawehinmi and as a senior colleague, I think he ought to have been more cautious in making such a ridiculous statement,” he said.
Mr Adesina Ogunlana, a senior lawyer in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice said the Attorney-General should be left to concentrate on his official duties, rather than being distracted by Fawehinmi.
He said: “Gani Fawehinmi has become known for his character. Once he does not like one’s face, he puts up a fight”.

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