Why We Won't Defend Accused Killer Of Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov's Daughter - Lawyers
Sakiru Adeyemi, the alleged killer of the late daughter of the former Ondo deputy governor has been left in the cold at the legal corridor.
Lawyers in Ondo state have refused to take up his case and plead his course at the state high court where the case was raised for mentioning on Monday.
Solicitors across the state claimed to have turned down the offer on moral ground.
"It is the constitutional right of every alleged criminal to be given a fair hearing in the court of law but there are times when lawyer will have to consider some circumstances around the case in question and the defendant.
"Sikiru Adeyemi's case falls within a very complex purview. Notwithstanding the framework of legal profession to defend a hardened criminal, the conscience of defense counsel will definitely prevail over the professional framework. That is why nobody seems to appear for him in court" said Barrister Yomi Iyiade.
Also, magistrate Kule Adedayo maintained that the outcry of people and sympathisers over the case is enough to send shivers down the spine of whoever is ready to give legal service to the accused.
"The sentiment and emotions which are already built around the matter will never allow any lawyer take up the case. Compounding it was the decision of the deceased parents not to get Justice for their late daughter.
"It is simply a matter of moral conviction over a professional or financial inducement" he said.
However, the presiding judge, Justice Samuel Bola after adjourning the case till October 2, 2018 declared that the court will get a lawyer to defend the accused being a capital offence in which he is entitled to a fair hearing.
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