Popular SAN Reacts To N30m Supreme Court Fine
A senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN Wole Olanipekun has defended his decision to seek application for a review of the supreme court judgement on the Bayelsa state gubernatorial poll.
Olanipekun was speaking in reaction to an N30m fine by the supreme court over the application to seek review of it’s the earlier ruling on the Bayelsa state governorship election.
While speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving service in commemoration of a church auditorium he donated to the St. Peters Anglican Church, Ikere Ekiti, Olanipekun said “I have not had any regret, I can tell you, in the profession of law that I have practised since 1976 when I was called to the bar, I thank God for what he has made out of me. I see it as a ministry,” he said.
He added that the truth of the matter would be revealed soon.
“Forget about what you read, I have done no wrong. The truth will come out.
“I haven’t done any wrong. I would be one of the few lawyers in Nigeria, who would say that I tried as much as possible to practise the profession in the best tradition of the bar, the best tradition of the legal profession.
“At the end of the day, the truth will come out. We thank God for everything. I won’t say more than that now.”
The Supreme court struck out the review suit and ordered the senior lawyers to pay the money to Douye Diri, who emerged governor after Lyon was sacked on February 13