The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami, SAN has warned judges and lawyers in the county to maintain the sanctity and credibility of the judiciary and not make Justice a commodity for sale to the highest bidder.

Malami issued the warning on Monday in Abuja in his address at the 2021 legal year ceremony of the Court of Appeal held in Abuja.

Malami charged the judges and lawyers to ensure that the sacred integrity reposed on the judiciary remains unshaken at all times in order to foster and promote public confidence in all rulings that emanate from the courts.

“I hereby also extend a call of solidarity, reverence and respect for the Courts and Court processes, to all our Learned Distinguished Colleagues here present to ensure that justice is not trivialised to a commodity bargained for and taken by the highest bidder, at the detriment of the indigent who for want of equal bargaining power, wallow in the shadows of judicial neglect”.

He said uniformity, consistency and universality of judgement and rulings in the face of judicial precedent is an exceptional value of a judicial system and must at all times be used to uphold the sanctity of the judiciary in re-enacting the confidence of the common man in our judicial system.