The Ikpeas – how court judgement was misconstrued

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Opinion

By  Sunny Ikhioya

THE trial Judge asked the respondent’s counsel: Have you ever lost any case since you started practice? The counsel answered, yes. The Judge continues: You have lost some and won some? The counsel answered, yes. The Judge then concluded: “When you go about slandering people with the press and social media, because a judgement did not go in your favour, you are destroying the institution to which you belong.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Edo State chapter, Sir Roland Osakue is in court. He asked for the Judge’s permission to address the court. In his address, he told the court that he and his colleagues were in court to find out the source of those strange stories. He said that no journalist in Edo State, where the case was being tried, took part in writing it, which is a very strange practice. The Judge then admonished them to save the institution by publishing facts, adding that he was standing by his judgement,…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper