A Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome SAN, was disgraced yesterday at the 14th Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture in Lagos when youths present at the lecture attempted to stop him from entrying the venue, chanting ‘Ole’ at him.
Mike was among the speakers that was listed by the organizers to speak at the annual lecture with theme, “Federalism, Restructuring and Good Governance: Striking a Balance”.
The youths said it is an insult on the legacy of late Gani Fawehinmi to allow Ozekhome who has been defending corrupt leaders and politicians in court, to speak at his annual lecture.
Ozekhome is presently defending wife of the former President of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan in a $15.5million laundering case. He also defended Dino Melaye in his recall suit and is currently undergoing trial on a money laundering case.
It took the intervention of human rights activist, Femi Falana and other elders at the function before Ozekhome could be smuggled into the venue.
Watch a video from the scene as shared by Sahara Reporters below:
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