By John Austin Unachukwu
The Main Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has stated there is a have to have for a lot more cerebral lawful practitioners in order to resist tyranny and extend what he describes as the country’s frontiers of jurisprudence.
According to him, with a lot more great attorneys, the elementary difficulties of the rule of law and the essential human rights would be promoted and defended at all levels of society.
He mentioned this last Wednesday at the general public presentation of “Two Decades of Forensic Advocacy at the Inner Bar”, a collection of authorized writings in honour of Yusuf Ali (SAN).
The reserve presentation, which held in Abuja, was chaired by Justice Muhammad and it captivated quite a few main lights in the Nigerian authorized circle, which include Prof. Wahab Egebwole (SAN), who spoke on behalf of the editors of the reserve, the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos Condition University, Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun (SAN), and the President, Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Mr. Olumide Akpata.
Other people who graced the celebration provided Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), Kehinde Elejo (SAN), and Dr. A.W.A Ibrahim, between other folks.
Justice Muhammad, who was represented by Justice Helen Moronikeji Ogunwumiju, said: “As judges, when you browse some briefs, you are like ‘Oh, my God!’ simply because you are conscious of the type of study that was involved in ensuring that justice is accomplished, thinking about the details and all the out there laws.
“So, when briefs are published with a watch to espousing the law and are ingeniously prepared that you move again mentally and say ‘Wow, this is superior. This individual has thought things by way of,’ that is the form of briefs that ordinarily emanates from the chambers of Yusuf Ali, SAN. But that is not to say I always agree (with his assertions). But I usually admire the level of function he puts into his briefs.
“When fantastic briefs are go through and judgments are composed, they espouse the law and expand the frontiers of jurisprudence in a subject. It is a detail of inspiration to the legal career in Nigeria.
“For tyranny to thrive, you should 1st reduce superior lawyers.”
The CJN explained his impression of Yusuf Ali (SAN) as a noble gentleman, introducing: “He is a person that has revealed such depth of knowledge, creativity, erudition, and exploration in his briefs. He has also been a guy that has helped in shaping the existing jurisprudence in Nigeria in so many regions, especially the location of human legal rights.”
Speaking on the enthusiasm for compiling the reserve, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN) reported, “The full plan was to look at the honouree by way of the scenarios he experienced handled as an advocate.
“This venture was knowledgeable by our perception of the honouree as a person whose works should be showcased for the impending generations to understand and be motivated from.
“It was not tough for us to get realized seniors and colleagues to obtain into the plan of crafting their feedback on scenarios taken care of 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 point out, said there was a drop in the variety of very good lawyers in the country deserving of mentoring the upcoming generations.
He explained, “Though a initial-course graduate of regulation from UNILAG, I discovered from Yusuf Ali, (SAN), ahead of I mounted the throne of my forefathers. He is an expert. He is good not only understanding but in character and in his religion.”
Oba Arolagbade II, advised that the collection of legal writings “Two A long time of Forensic Advocacy at the Internal Bar,” in honour of Yusuf Ali (SAN) be adopted by all establishments of lawful reports and follow in Nigeria and examine by youthful lawyers to imbibe the expertise therein into their observe.
On his aspect, the honouree, Yusuf Ali, reiterated his view of the rule of law, expressing there would be a greater modern society when it is given a principal position in the affairs of the country.
“It’s in our interest to observe the rule of law. We ought to not jettison it on the grounds of comfort,” he claimed.