Lawyer kicks against client arraignment in Kwara

An Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Barrister Oladele Bello, has approached the court with a motion against the process seeking the arraignment of his client, Yinka Ojo, the Managing Director of a real estate trading company, Quick Access Macro and Micro limited.

According to the ruling delivered by the presiding judge of the Upper Area Court 1, Justice Mustapha, Yinka Ojo’s counsel at the previous hearings kicked against the process intended to secure the arraignment.

Bello submitted in his application that warrant of arrest was issued first before summons against his client without any depositions on oath stating the reason

He maintained that his client (defendant) is a law-abiding citizen who will always honour court orders of his own volition without being compelled or arrested.

He, however, urged the court to ensure that Justice is served in the matter claiming a warrant of arrest was issued against the defendant when he has not even know his offence.

He said the court is not a house of brutality but a place where justice is served to determine the truth of any matter saying what is pertinent in the matter is to ensure the appearance of the defendant in court.

Barrister Bello further informed the court of another objection on another ground challenging the court’s jurisdiction.

The judge asked him not to come orally but by written address and the matter was adjourned at this instance till 18th of next month, April 2023.

Speaking with the press after the proceedings, counsel to the Quick Access company, Barrister Josphine Otun, corroborated her colleague, saying the process of getting the company’s MD arraignment was wrong.

She expressed confidence and hope that the company’s managing director will get justice as duly.

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