By Henry Okonkwo
The Section of Public Interest and Development Law of the Nigerian Bar Association has unveiled plans to hold a webinar on the worrisome spate of confusing court orders in the polity, in recent times.
This plan is contained in a statement issued by the SPIDEL Chairman, Monday Ubani.
He said, “The purpose of the discourse is to examine the resurgence of this often absurd orders, especially as they are usually obtained outside the territorial jurisdiction of the legal matters in question.
“Are there legal and political implications, including consequences for such bizarre happenings, that is beginning to form the norm in our legal and political process as a nation?
“What of the legal practitioners who file these processes, with the knowledge of territorial jurisdiction and fundamental fair hearing which ex-parte orders deny to the other parties? Have they not breached our professional ethics?
“If both Bench and Bar are culpable, what are the prescribed and statutory penal measures available?
“These and more, shall form the fulcrum of the webinar”, he said.
The webinar will hold on the 14th of September, 2021 at 4 pm, and will be moderated by Professor Paul Ananaba, SAN.