Drama In Ota Magistrate Court As Two Senior Lawyers Argue Over Adjournment Date

In a civil matter involving one Mr. Falaye, the defendant and Mr. Durojaiye, the plaintiff over breach of contract on Tuesday, two Ogun-based senior lawyers involved in the matter broke into a verbal altercation which almost resulted into a scuffle over adjournment date in the middle of court proceedings.


The Magistrate had required that both the defense and prosecuting counsels pick a date in April for their matter to be further heard, Barrister Ajasa, a senior lawyer disagreed with the date chosen by Barrister Ojo Ehinlaye as he had another case at the high court and as such; the date was not convenient for him likewise Barrister Ojo Ehinlaye also claimed to have involvement on the date chosen by his legal fellow.

This resulted in a verbal war among the parties. It got heated that the Magistrate had to tell the court to rise so as to excuse the counsels to resolve the issue amidst themselves as they seemed not to respect the intervention of the court.

However, ten minutes later, the court resumed trial and the case was adjourned till 3rd of May, 2019 without sorting the consent of the legal counsels involved.

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