Browsing: Senior Advocate of Nigeria

For too long the Inner Bar has been perceived as too elitist and deployed only in the service and defence of the rich and powerful or the upper echelon in society. That narrative has to change. There cannot be greater injustice than giving arms to the already powerful to fight the weak and defenseless. For me, the only honour I can do to the silk robes I adorn is to help the weak, defenseless and just, against the oppressive might of the powerful and unjust. And on the flip side, it is also to ensure that the weak do not use the weakness as an excuse to unjustly blackmail the powerful and manipulate society. 

At the resumed hearing on Friday, counsel to Tarfa, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), told the court that he filed an application for stay of proceeding pending the hearing of the appeal at the Court of Appeal.
The counsel urged the court to grant the application, adding that refusal of the application would cause great hardship to the accused