Felt highly impressed day court ruled in my favour as rookie
Chigozie August Igwebuike is a legal practitioner in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. He had his LL.B from the University of Ilorin and subsequently went to the Nigerian Law School in 2011. He was called to Bar in 2012. He’s currently a partner in S.O Abdulkareem & Co. Chambers. He however shares with our JUDICIARY CORRESPONDENT, KAYODE ADEOTI, his most theatrical moment in court. Excerpt:
The most eventful moment I can always recall is the one that involved one commissioner of police and some other parties. The experience of that matter remained fresh in my mind; this is because it was a case I handled immediately after my National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) year in 2012 at Uyo. Akwa Ibom. My principal sent me to handle the case that day with little guide. He told me that since I’ve been called to Bar, I should be ready to face any hurdles on the field. The matter was held in a magistrate court.
However, on this fateful day in court, I made my submission, it was an oral and surprisingly, the court upheld it leading to the accused person’s discharge.
One strange and peculiar thing about people in that part of the country (Uyo) is that, whenever a case in the court involves any member of their society, they will storm the court enmass for the proceedings. So the court was filled to the brim. However, having that ruling to my favour, made me feel I was the best lawyer on earth. I felt so much fulfilled in this profession.