Ogun judge lambasts lawyer for indecent dressing

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Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

A mild drama played out Monday morning at the Magistrate court in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital when a judge lambasted a lawyer for indecent dressing to court.

Justice Martins Akinyemi of the Magistrate Court 2 engaged in hot words to express his disappointment with the dressing of a lawyer, who was in court to pursue a matter.

Barr. Mathias Gambo appeared in the court wearing on white and blue stripe shirt on a grey pair of trouser with a black coat and tie.

Akinyemi, who could not hide his disaffection with the appearance of the lawyer accused him for being lazy, after sighting many errors in the case he had come to present in the court.

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The Judge frowned at the presentation of the lawyer, which according to Akinyemi, showed lack of reading and sign of laziness. He advised him to go back and re-file his case with some updated references.

Akinyemi, further got annoyed when the lawyer could not describe the brand of the car he had come to defend in the court after the judge enquired from him.

Justice Martins Akinyemi therefore adjourned the matter till 5 January 2015.

Efforts by our correspondent to get reaction of the lawyer to comment on the Judge’s remark proved abortive as he declined to speak with newsmen.

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