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Most dramatic day in court


Day my performance attracted judges commendation

Jimoh Saadudeen Muhammad had his first degree in law from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in 2008, he proceeded to the Nigerian law school that same year and was called to bar in 2009. He had his NYSC programme at Yinka Oyetunde Chambers in Osogbo, Osun State. Subsequently, he joined J.S Bamigboye Chambers in 2011. He however shares with our JUDICIARY CORRESPONDENT,  KAYODE  ADEOTI, his unforgettable day in the legal practise. Excerpts:

I’ve been appearing in courts even up to the Supreme Court level since I was called to the Nigerian Bar but there was an encounter I had in court one day, sometimes in 2012 that I cannot forget in a hurry.

On that fateful day, I appeared at the Court of Appeal. And the business of the day in court was a motion for appeal. My client was the respondent in that motion.

The applicant however moved a motion and I opposed it purely on point of law, I informed the court that the application of the other counsel was incompetent because it doesn’t satisfy the requirement of law. The court agreed with me and the application was dismissed.

The presiding judge however gave me an honour and called me master of other lawyers in court. I felt so encouraged that day. And subsequently, his remarks gave me more confidence, now I can appear behind any senior lawyer and still hold myself firm.

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