The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has explained there is a require for more cerebral lawful practitioners to arise in Nigeria in order to resist tyranny and develop what he explained as frontiers of jurisprudence in the nation.
Justice Muhammad claimed with additional good lawyers, the essential troubles of the rule of legislation and the basic human rights would be promoted and defended at all concentrations of modern society.
The CJN stated this on Wednesday throughout the public presentation of “Two Decades of Forensic Advocacy at the Internal Bar,” a collection of authorized writings In honour of Yusuf Ali (SAN).
The e book presentation, which held in Abuja, was chaired by Justice Muhammad and captivated a lot of of the top lights in the Nigerian legal circles, including Prof. Wahab Egebwole (SAN), who spoke on behalf of the editors of the book, the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun (SAN), and the President, Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Mr Olumide Akpata.
Other folks who graced the situation bundled Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), Kehinde Elejo (SAN), Dr. A.W.A Ibrahim, amid some others
In his speech, the CJN, who was represented by Justice Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju, explained: “As judges, when you read through some briefs, you are like ‘Oh, my God!’ mainly because you are mindful of the variety of exploration that was concerned in guaranteeing that justice is done, thinking of the information and all the readily available legal guidelines.
“So, when briefs are written with a perspective to espousing the law and are ingeniously created that you phase back mentally and say ‘Wow, this is very good. This man or woman has believed issues by means of,’ that is the form of briefs that commonly emanates from the chambers of Yusuf Ali, SAN. But that is not to say I normally concur (with his assertions). But I often admire the level of function he places into his briefs.
“When fantastic briefs are examine and judgments are composed, they espouse the legislation and increase the frontiers of jurisprudence in a make any difference. It is a detail of inspiration to the legal occupation in Nigeria.
“For tyranny to triumph, you will have to first do away with fantastic attorneys.”
The CJN described his impact of Yusuf Ali (SAN) as a noble gentleman, incorporating: “He is a particular person that has demonstrated this sort of depth of know-how, creative imagination, erudition, and research in his briefs. He has also been a gentleman that has aided in shaping the existing jurisprudence in Nigeria in so lots of regions, particularly the spot of human legal rights.”
Speaking on the motivation to compile the reserve, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN) explained, “The total idea was to look at the honouree by way of the cases he had handled as an advocate.
“This task was informed by our perception of the honouree as a human being whose functions have to be showcased for the forthcoming generations to find out and be motivated from.
“It was not hard for us to get learned seniors and colleagues to obtain into the plan of writing their reviews on conditions dealt with by Yusuf Ali, SAN, in his two decades of sojourn at the interior bar.”
In his remarks, Oba Rufus Olarewaju Ajayi Ogidi Olu Obagbaja Arolagbade II, Oba of Gbomina Ekiti Kingdom, in Kwara condition, explained there was a decrease in the selection of fantastic lawyers in the nation deserving of mentoring the approaching generations.
He stated, “Though a initially-course graduate of legislation from UNILAG, I realized from Yusuf Ali, SAN, just before I mounted the throne of my forefathers. He is an expert. He is great not only awareness but in character and in his faith.”
Oba Arolagbade II, encouraged that the selection of authorized writings “Two Many years of Forensic Advocacy at the Inner Bar,” in honour of Yusuf Ali (SAN) be adopted by all institutions of authorized experiments and practice in Nigeria and read by youthful attorneys to imbibe the know-how therein into their follow.
On his component, the honouree, Yusuf Ali, reiterated his see of the rule of legislation, declaring there would be a much better society when it is offered a principal put in the affairs of the country.
“It’s in our desire to observe the rule of regulation. We must not jettison it on the grounds of benefit,” he mentioned.