Evidence has emerged to further back up the, story that Kano law professor Mamman Lawan, who was nominated to the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, is embroiled in corruption, abuse of privilege and professional misconduct issues.
Available court documents now categorically identify Mr. Lawan as a lawyer to late Mohammed Musa and later, his heirs. Mr. Lawan was appointed to an estate owned by Musa before he died in February 2004, to hold and manage the estate in trust for the heirs who were minors at the time of their benefactor’s demise.
Lawan denied “direct client-lawyer relationship with the heirs,” admitting only to rendering legal services to the estate on the instructions of the administrator. A source familiar with the family and the lawsuit told our correspondent “Lawan lied shamelessly,” adding that he is using his influence in the Kano judiciary to delay the course of justice because no lawyer is as close to the estate as he is.
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