Day client slumped, died inside witness box
Folorunsho Bashir Faisal bagged Diploma Certificate in Law from College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies located in Ilorin, Kwara State, an affiliated of Bayero University, Kano in 2002. He proceeded to the University of Ilorin for his LL.B and graduated in 2008. Afterwards, he went to the Nigerian Law School and was call to bar in 2010. His first law practise during his Youth Service Scheme with J.I Makun & Co. in Lokoja, Kogi State. Upon his return to Ilorin, he had his tutelage with Adekunle Ademola Aminu & Co in 2011, also with Adekunle Sulaiman & Co. in Lagos State. He’s currently the Head of Chambers at A.K Ajibade & Associates in the state capital. Folorunsho however share with our Judiciary Correspondent, KAYODE ADEOTI, his most daunting day in the legal job.
20th October, 2014 will never be forgotten in my life. The experience I had that day in court at Abeokuta, Ogun State was ineradicable. I was a new wig then and I’ve been going to courts to handle matters but my outing that day was the type I never wished nor prayed for again.
After the court had listened to our arguments at the resumed hearing of the matter, the judge was writing his ruling but suddenly, my client who was in the witness box, Mr Modiu Sokeye, while leading him in evidence, slumped and died. We all first thought he fainted but lo and behold, he had died in the box.
I was terrified, to worsen the case, the judge told it was too early for me to experience such in the profession.