Justice F.O. Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the suit filed by Mr. Olumide Babalola seeking the Court’s interpretation of the lawyers year of call in Nigeria to 28th of March 2019 for judgment.
The Court adjourned the suit after hearing arguments from parties. Mr. Olumide Babalola appeared for himself while Noah Abdul from the firm of Onoja, SAN appeared for the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court who is the Defendant in the suit.
Mr. Babalola had filed the suit with No. FHC/ABJ/925/2018 by Originating Summons against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court seeking clarification of the term “Post Call” as used in the Legal Practitioners Act and the computation of the legal practitioner’s year of call.
The Chief Registrar had entered appearance and in a six paragraphs counter affidavit deposed to the fact that upon call to bar, enrollment in the Supreme Court and subsequent payment of the first annual practicing fees, a legal practitioner becomes one year old at the bar among other depositions.