Lawyer Appears In Priestly Attire in Anambra

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There was drama at a magistrates’ court in Anambra on Thursday as proceedings were disrupted when a lawyer appeared in court dressed as a Christian cleric.

According to the Punch, the court’s proceedings were in progress smoothly when a case was called for hearing. Ogbachalu Goshen, a lawyer, reportedly stepped out and announced himself as the defense’s counsel — dressed in priestly attire.

CB Mbaegbu, the magistrate, was reported to have said Goshen cannot appear in the courtroom dressed in an attire different from what the profession demands.

The lawyer reportedly objected, citing a recent ruling by the supreme court that permits hijab use in Lagos schools.

The magistrate was said to have declined to hear the lawyer’s case like the back and forth argument went on.

Subsequently, Mbaegbu reportedly got up and left the courtroom, compelling the court’s proceedings to end abruptly.


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