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On Thursday, Italian prosecutors reportedly pushed for former Manchester United midfielder Pogba to be hit with a four-year ban for failing a drugs test earlier this year.

Pogba, who joined Serie A giants Juventus after ending his six-year stay at United last summer, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the banned substance DHEA following his side’s win against Udinese on August 20.

An Abuja-based human rights and Constitutional lawyer, Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq., has dragged President Bola Tinubu and  Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, to Court of Appeal, Abuja Division for the determination of the extent of his fundamental right to life guaranteed under Section 33 of the 1999 Constitution amidst alleged increasing cases of extra-judicial killings in the country.

The South West region of Nigeria is home to several successful legal luminaries, both living and dead. The region can successfully tackle head-for-head other parts of the country and indeed the African continent in terms of the creme de la creme of the law profession. Aside from late heavyweight lawyers such as Adeyemo Alakija, Bode Thomas, Samuel Akintola, Obafemi Awolowo, Fredrick Rotimi Williams, Bola Ige, Gani Fawehinmi and a host of others who have made indelible marks on the sands of time, the judicial system in Nigeria still parades seasoned, quality and unrivalled lawyers who have raised the bar of the profession higher than they met it.

Reacting to Aturu’s death, the minister said: “Bamidele will be sorely missed as a great lawyer and human rights activist, who contributed immensely to the pro-democracy struggle in Nigeria