From the Court

When I unconsciously, joyfully jumped  up after court ruled in my favour

Olalekan Adepoju bagged Diploma Certificate in Law from the School of
Legal Studies, Kwara State Polytechnic in 1996. Afterwards, he
proceeded to the University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State where he
obtained his LL.B in 2004. Adepoju went to the Nigerian Law School and
was called to Bar in 2005. He had his pupilage with Ashaolu Raphael &
Co, and later joined Salman Aliyu (SAN) where he rose to the rank of
HOC, after 3 years in the silk’s chamber. He became principal counsel
of Olalekan Adepoju & Co. precisely in 2010. In this interview with
our judiciary correspondent, KAYODE ADEOTI, he shares his most
dramatic day in court. Excerpts:

The most eventful moment that comes to mind in my years of legal
practice was when I handled a criminal case. It was before a
magistrate court. During the hearing, there were lots of issues that
surrounded the matter, so I was meeting my senior colleagues on how to
handle it. Looking at the case, there seemed to be overwhelming
evidence against the accused person I was representing, but to God be
the glory, during cross examination, I was able to tackle all the
questions and the evidence they put before my client and lo and
behold, it was a success for me. The judgement was delivered and the
accused person was discharged unacquainted. Out of joy, I jumped up,
forgeting I was in court.

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