The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has suspended the former Attorney General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa as a “Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),” pending investigations over a petition submitted by the Committtee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) requesting his removal as a SAN.
The removal of Mr. Aondoakaa further compounds his woes as he was recently barred from entering the United States due to acts of corruption and notable acts of obstruction of justice while he served under Umaru Yar’Adua’ as AGF between 2007 and 2010.
A federal court in Calabar also recently barred him from holding public office based on a lawsuit brought before the court by a petitioner who claimed that Mr. Aondoakaa violated the tenets of democracy by corruptly impeding the judgment of the court in an election case.
Aondoakaa, who many legal and political observers have described as the most corrupt Attorney General in Nigeria’s history was noted for abusing his office to cover up all manner of criminal elements in exchange for cash and kind.
By the time he was removed from office by Goodluck Jonathan earlier this year, he was also regarded as one of the wealthiest Yar’Adua era ministers