Two Nigerian lawyers are currently trending on social pages after they exchanged punches in Court in the presence of a Magistrate.
It was gathered that the two lawyers involved are John Yuwa Esq and Mukna’an Kingsley Guruyen.
An eyewitness, Daniel Agabi Esq disclosed that Mr. Guruyen was the aggressor.
He wrote; “I have the true facts of what transpired in the matter; as the lawyer in the bloodstained shirt (Yuwa) is my colleague in the office.”
“Rather, the lawyer in the bloodstained shirt was on his feet making his submissions when the opposing Counsel, the aggressor, attacked him and gave him a blow resulting to the severe injuries as shown in the picture.”
“The aggrieved Counsel, whose picture in shown on the post did not even retaliate, but called police who came to the scene and arrested the aggressor.”
“I assure everyone who cares to know that the true picture of what transpired will soon be made public. As it stands, we are taking the appropriate steps to put the record straight.”
Further checks reveals that the incident occurred on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 at the Chief Magistrate Court in Gombe, Gombe state.
Both lawyers were in court for a criminal case with File No. CMCIII/GM/42/2017 between one Hajiya Ladi Baba Umar V Bilyaminu Shehu, Yuwa was the defence Counsel while Guruyen was the prosecuting counsel.
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