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Okorocha vs INEC: Drama as court orders lawyer to produce certificate of mental fitness



A Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday requested a legal counselor, Mr. Orji Nwafor-Orizu, to deliver a testament of mental wellness affirming he is fit to show up in court.

Nwafor-Orizu had at past sittings reported himself as insight speaking to Mr. Osita Izunaso, the third respondent in the continuous testament of return suit documented by Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Equity Okon Abang requested what he portrayed as Nwafor-Orizu’s lead not befitting of senior guidance, NAN reports.

“Because of Nwafor-Orizu’s lead, not being counsel on record, and showing such direct not deserving of a senior insight, he will not be permitted to show up as a guidance in this issue, or some other court, except if and until he outfits the court with a therapeutic report from an administration mental emergency clinic guaranteeing him to be rationally fit.

“He will likewise sign an endeavor and serve on all guidance that he will from this time forward be of good direction, and up to that point, S.M Anichebe will show up as advice to the third respondent,” the judge said.

At the continued knowing about the issue, insight to all gatherings reported their appearance following which the judge approached Okorocha’s advice, Mr. Kehinde Ogunwumiji, SAN, to complete his accommodation which he began on Thursday.

Nwafor-Orizu then came into the court now and demanded that he should be heard since he had a procedure from the Court of Appeal ceasing systems in the issue.

The judge requested that he sit and enable Okorocha’s guidance to proceed with his contention, yet the attorney demanded to say; “the court won’t continue until my movement is heard.”

The judge cautioned that he was disappointing his procedures and should stop from any further jokes.

Following the notice, the judge ascended for around five minutes, and when he continued, he asked the security staff in the court to watch Nwafor-Orizu intently saying he didn’t feel safe with him in court.

The judge said he felt risky because he didn’t know of the psychological condition of the legal advisor, including that no reasonable attorney would act in the way he did since he had not reported himself on record but then was demanding to be heard.

He requested that the security workforce be prepared to expel him from the court should he show such direct once more, and where he opposed, he ought to be captured.

Equity Abang likewise sent for court’s specialist and educated her to be on the backup as he may need to send an attorney to her to find out the legal counselor’s psychological wellness.

Disregarding requests from Mr. N.A Nwawuche (SAN), guidance to the second litigant that the court should acquit Nwafor-Orizu’s conduct, the judge said he would recognize him after he exhibited an authentication of mental wellness.


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