The global legal infrastructure, according to Prince Adewole Adebayo, the main presidential aspirant in the Social Democratic Party, is not designed to deliver justice, and Nigeria is no exception.
Many expert lawyers’ practices, according to Adebayo, have excluded many Nigerians, who believe that justice is not for them, and that such perception has been unconsciously created and sustained over time to the poor, who have concluded that legal firms cannot be afforded and will not provide the legal representation they require.
The presidential aspirant and legal luminary stated this during a news briefing with Liberty News in Abuja.
According to him, “The challenge we have is that the mechanism for enforcing any of these manifestations of justice relies on the legal infrastructure and the legal infrastructure itself is a barricade because of the history of the world relationship of human being with land and with property and these costs are cost set up by those who are in charge of society and society itself is not just and the legal system is set up to keep law and order and law and order is not even a cause of justice, they are not even from the same town.”
In addition, he emphasized that Nigeria requires assistance and access to justice because many people do not have access to justice and may eventually lose their sense of entitlement to justice.
He noted that in terms of philosophy, a country must define itself; GMP, foreign Reserve, and all the other metrics by which a country must define itself relate to how justice is delivered and how just your society is.
Nigeria’s country representative, Ijeoma Nwafor, who led a team from the Hague Institute for Innovation, revealed the findings of her research, which exposes the shortcomings of Nigerian justice.
Samuel Muller, the founding director of the Hague Institute for Innovation, stated that they came to the conclusion that approximately 5.1 billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, do not have adequate access to justice. Maria Zakiri, Liberty News, Abuja.