Chicago Certificate Saga: Chief Olanipekun Has Gone to Supreme Court Before to Ask That Fresh Evidence Be Adduced— According to Ilemona Onoja

Ilemona Onoja, a Nigerian attorney, revealed that Mr. Wole Olanipekun, the lead attorney in President Tinubu’s legal case, had gone to the Supreme Court to request that new evidence be adduced on appeal and had been granted permission to do so. In response to the debate about the Supreme Court’s receipt of new material, he made the comment….CONTINUE  READING HERE

Ilemona Onoja claimed in an interview with AIT News that the argument is untrue because the Supreme Court not only accepted new information from Chief Wole Olanipekun, but also accorded it weight and reliance and rendered a landmark decision.

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According to him, “Even learned Silk, who is leading President Bola Tinubu’s case and who is leading his defence, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, will not make this argument that he just made because Chief Wole Olanipekun has gone to the Supreme Court before to ask that fresh evidence be adduced and be allowed on appeal, and he was allowed to do so.

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He has gone to the appellate court to get that done before, and he was allowed to reintroduce fresh evidence. So if he has done so, how is anybody telling me that? I don’t understand. That argument is of no use here. The supreme court rules allow us to do so, and it is not a theory; it has been practiced before, and Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, one of the leading voices of our profession, was the person who argued before the court, and they allowed him to introduce fresh evidence on appeal. Not only did they allow him, they placed weight and reliance on that evidence and gave a landmark judgement in the Supreme Court…...CONTINUE  READING HERE

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