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Lawyers to boycott court over alleged harassment, intimidation by judge

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The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Benin branch, has requested a blacklist of High Court 6, Benin, over supposed badgering and terrorizing of its individuals by the directing adjudicator.

The request was contained in a statement endorsed by the association’s director and secretary, Pius Oiwoh and Andrew Lawani individually, and made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Benin.

The statement said the choice to blacklist the court was a consistent one, with respect to the “relentless and unabating provocation, terrorizing, inside and out affronts and conscious embarrassment to directs” showing up under the watchful eye of the adjudicator.

It said that the choice was reached at the current month’s gathering of the Lion Bar in Benin which was gone to by Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), benchers, older folks, pioneers and individuals from the bar.

The statement asserted that the adjudicator annoyed, offended and scared SANS and other extremely senior individuals from the bar within the sight of their customers and would-be customers.

Any part who spurns this order under any pretense will be obligated to be boycotted at the branch and made to confront its disciplinary advisory group.

“Thusly, all individuals from the association are coordinated to embark on an all out blacklist of the court and are not allowed to complete any business in the said court till an ensuing audit of this mandate by the comprehensive gathering,” the statement added.