US-based Nigerian threatens legal action over law school admission denial
A Nigerian-American trained human rights lawyer, Lanre Amu, has appealed to the Nigerian Law School to admit him into the school to be called to Nigerian Bar.
Amu who has written petitions to the chairman of the Council of Legal Education (CLE), Chief OCJ Okocha (SAN) detailing the alleged injustice of denying him admission on account of unfair suspension meted out to him in the State of Illinois, USA, threatened to challenge the action in court, if not redressed.
“If this injustice is not addressed, I have no other recourse but to resort to legal action to force a fair resolution of this matter. Those who believe and count on the fact that they have the position to thwart integrity, honesty, fairness, and transparency in the Nigerian court system concerning this matter will certainly be disappointed.
“Nigerian Judges swore to uphold honesty, integrity, transparency, and fairness. I have full confidence that on that premise, by the grace of God, I will be vindicated and all of the wrongdoers in this saga will be exposed however highly placed they are”, he declared.
Amu lamented that all his effort to get the Director General (DG) of the Nigeria Law School (NLS), Olarewaju Onadeko and Okocha to change their mind or at least put in writing reason or reasons for denying him admission fell on deaf ears, including a freedom of information Act request sent to the CLE.
According to Amu, the NLS is reportedly saying that if he was admitted to the Nigerian Law School, the Illinois Bar will object to it because, the entire Bar is one worldwide.
“The truth remains that there is no law anywhere that prevents me from getting a legal education or enrolling in any law school in Illinois, USA, Nigeria, or anywhere else in the world.
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