Enugu, 03 October, 2020 / 10:46 pm (ACI Africa).
The need for the ordinary members of the society to get justice from the courts has been emphasized by a Prelate in the West African nation of Nigeria who has called on all court officials to be the hope of the "common man" by ensuring they receive justice.
“In the face of the quagmire state of the country, the poor man looks to the judiciary, as it is the last hope of the common man, we know that it is a herculean task to be just in an unjust society; whenever anyone is offended, the judiciary is always the last hope of the common man,” the Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Ernest Anaezichukwu Obodo said Monday, September 28.
“When the common man comes to the court expecting justice, let him not be disappointed,” Bishop Obodo told lawyers who gathered at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui Enugu, to celebrate a special Mass marking the opening of the 2020/2021 Legal Year.
Describing the judiciary in Nigeria as “being muscled by the people in power,” the Nigerian Prelate told lawyers to remember that justice for one is justice for all as the problem of one man today may become the problem of the other tomorrow.”
He further urged members of the judiciary to carry out duties in all fairness because they are the “last hope of the common man.”