IT IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR COUNSEL TO WALK OUT ON OR FROM THE COURT 

CASE CITATION:  M.M.S. LTD v OTEJU (2005) 5 S.C (PT. I) 55 @ 68 

DATE OF JUDGMENT: FRIDAY, 13TH DAY OF MAY, 2005 

COURT:       SUPREME COURT 

SUIT NO:    SC. 80/2000 

CORAM:      SALIHU M. A. BELGORE, JSC  – (Presided)

SYLVESTER U.  ONU, JSC

UMARU A. KALGO, JSC  – (Delivered the Leading Judgment)

NIKI TOBI, JSC

DENNIS O.  EDOZIE, JSC 

ISSUE(S):   WHETHER PROFESSIONAL FOR COUNSEL TO WALK OUT ON OR FROM THE COURT?

 

CASE SYNTHESIS

Counsel who is ill or indisposed has a duty to apply for adjournment of the case to enable him seek medical assistance. He has no right whatsoever to walk out on or from the Court just like that. That is certainly a rude and unprofessional conduct unbecoming of a Legal Practitioner –  (M.M.S. LTD v OTEJU (2005) 5 S.C (PT. I) 55 @ 68)click HERE to read full judgment

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