Magistrate Osodi Makanju of an Ikeja magistrate court sitting yesterday condemned the unnecessary adjournments sought by lawyers in bid to delay pending criminal matters.
The magistrate who was reacting to an adjournment sought by a defence counsel in a matter instituted by a retired admiral, Samuel kolawole against Mr clement Ogbonna and his brother, Mr clement both of whom are currently facing trial for alleged conspiracy, stealing and unlawfully invasion of the compound of the admiral.
According to Magistrate Makanju, “it is you lawyers that are responsible for delays in trials while you now blame judges after all, this matter is not denovo. It is a part-heard matter.
The matter was later adjourned till March 17th for cross examination and for admission of all evidence at the scene.