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MOST DRAMATIC: Day woman was unwittingly brought to court for son’s offence – Jimoh

Barr Bashir Olayinka Jimoh is from Ile-Iya Oba, Oke-Aluko Ilorin,Kwara State. He attended and graduated from Bayero University, Kano (BUK) in 2018 and obtained his B.L from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and was called to the Bar on 27th November, 2019.

He had his pupilage at A.A Ibrahim and Co. Moseere Chambers, New Yidi road, Ilorin, Kwara State; he is currently practicing at S.A. Shogo and Co, Esteem Chamber, at S.A Shogo Complex, Coca-Cola Road, Ilorin, Kwara State.

In this chat JIMOH SULYMAN, he recalled one of his most dramatic moments in the court of law. Excerpt.

I had witnessed many dramatic moments in the Court. However, the one that has stuck to my memory was on a faithful day when a woman who was arrested in lieu of his son who fled from police, avoiding a lawful arrest was brought before the court to hear her bail application because the police had refused to Grant her administrative bail on the ground of holding her for her son to show up.

It was a really disheartening scene as I was wondering how could the police be so cruel and naive by holding someone up for another person’s crime, whom she did not aid, abate, nor conspire with in perpetration of the alleged offence.

To my dismay, they argued and maintained they had done the right thing, disregarding the rule of law and overlooking the woman’s right and provision of section 23 of ACJL, 2018 of Kwara State.

The honorable judge gave them an ear full and ordered for the release of the woman and made them apologize to her. The dramatic part of the whole scenario was how the police counsel who is a lawyer like myself would have condoned that and carelessly followed the police to the court to object to such bail application.

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