The Osun Chapter of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on legal practitioners to emulate Justice Moshood Adeigbe who has served diligently in the Osun Judiciary.
Mr Tona Akanbi, the Chairman of the association, gave the advice on Thursday in Iwo during a valedictory court session in honour of retiring Justice Moshoood Adeigbe.
Akanbi also charged members to shun indolence, laxity and make integrity their watchword. He said that the judicial system should be sanitized and preserved to stop anything from rubbishing it. “There is need for members to emulate Justice Moshood Adeigbe who has served diligently in the Osun Judiciary.”
Mr Abdulganiu Aremu, a prominent retired Judge, also said that fear, greed and impatience had taken the center stage in the judiciary, hence the need for complete overhaul of the system.
Aremu described Adeigbe as a seasoned and personified judge who contributed enormously to the judiciary in Osun and Oyo States.
According to him, Adeigbe has served selflessly and painstakingly, putting in his best in the Iwo Judicial Division.“Adeigbe has worked hard enough to reduce piled up cases from 600 to 40 in Iwo and adjudicated outstanding delicate community cases to avoid crises.
“We are going to miss an epitome of integrity, an incorruptible, upright, and highly dedicated Justice Adeigbe,” he said.
Adeigbe, thanked the Chief Judge of Osun, Justice Ojo Adepele, Iwo branch of the NBA, judges, magistrates, lawyers and family members for their support during his service years. He promised to always put in his quota to the development of the judiciary.
Hon. Justice Moshud Adekunle Adeigbe, a native of Osogbo, Osogbo Local Government of State of Osun, Nigeria was born on October 31, 1952. He obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos in 1979, and then went ahead to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) degree in Language Art and Communication in 1982 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons) in 1989. He joined the Nigerian Television Authority in 1975 as a Stenographer and later rose to the rank of a Reporter/Sub-Editor in 1979 and promoted to the rank of Principal Editor/News Producer in 1986 until 1989 when he left the media house and joined the firm of Kunle Kalejaye & Co. (Legal Practitioners) as Associate Counsel between 1989 and 1992.
He founded his Law firm of Kunle Adeigbe & Co. (Legal Practitioners/Consultants) in Ibadan in 1992, which he successful ran, and was appointed a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2001. While practicing as a Lawyer, he was widely regarded in legal circles as a dogged litigation Counsel, taking up difficult and complex cases, including civil, constitutional and human right cases at the High Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as election petition cases at the Election Tribunals.
He was appointed a High Court Judge in Osun State on 3rd August, 2006, and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) in December 2013.
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