@ Sabella Ogbobode Abidde
Thanks for the thread. Our lawyers are often quick to tell us that justice delayed is justice denied. Unfortunately, delyed justice has become the order of the day in Nigeria. Lawyers deliberately frustrate the course of justice by asking for unnecessarily long adjournments and appeals on so called technicalities. It took 3 years to decide the Ngige/Obi gubernatorial tussle and Emordi senatorial tussle. Yet both governorship and senatorial tenures are 4 years! Compare these with OJ Simpson's trial, Clinton- Paula Jones' episode and a host of other cases. There have been cases when an accused spent more time in jail waiting for justice than the actual jail term prescribed for the offence. It is high time members of the legal proffesion convinced us that they truly believe that justice delayed is justice denied.