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Court boycott: Judge resists NBA’s Attempt to Disrupt Proceedings

Justice Sherifat Solebo of a Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja on Wednesday objected to an attempt to disrupt proceedings in her courtroom by a task force of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch.
The NBA Chairman, Ikeja Branch, Dele Oloke had led the task force to stop proceedings in Solebo’s courtroom in an attempt to enforce court boycott directive by the NBA.
The Judge however warned saying Oloke’s action was contemptuous.
Following the judge’s outburst, the chairman left the court after instructing lawyers in the courtroom to obey the boycott directive.
Speaking to NAN later, Oloke frowned at lawyers’ flouting of the directive.
He said that the court boycott should be obeyed by every responsible lawyer.
It was reported that some other judges at the Ikeja High Court Complex also sat in spite of the boycott directive.
The NBA had at its NEC meeting on Monday resolved to embark on boycott of courts on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. to protest the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Walter Onnoghen.
Onnoghen was suspended on Jan. 25, following an allegation of non-declaration of assets.

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