A video has emerged online showing the brutalization of a young lawyer named Olakunle Karimu by the Nigerian Police.

According to a reliable source with NBA Lagos, Kunle had worked with  Oluyomi Olawore LLP for about a year and resigned sometime in May 2018, he thereafter tendered his letter of resignation but the boss Mr Oluyomi Olawore principal partner of the Firm begged him to work till June 2018 so a new lawyer can fit in seamlessly during the transition.

Midway through June, the boss told him to stop work that his services are no longer required.  The young lawyer thereafter demanded his outstanding salary and a compromise was reached with Oluyomi Olawor stating he would pay him till he stoped work. A cheaque was then issued to the Kunle which was to offset his salary was rejected by the bank. The Cheque handed over to Olakunle Karimu by Oluyomi Olawore the principal partner of the Firm was dishonored by the bank on grounds that the cheque was not properly signed.

Oluyomi Olawore was alleged to have called policemen attached to the Nigerian Police Force Headquaters Annex (Kem Salem house Obalende) to bundle him out of the Office.

Watch the Video of the Brutalization below

Oluyomi Olawore LLP(the *Firm*) was registered on February 24, 1987, to carry on business as legal practitioners. The firm is located at ITIKU House [5th Floor] No. 28/30 Macarthy Street, Onikan, Lagos, and No. 25 Oda Crescent, Abuja FCT. The firm has Two partners, Six associates, Ten part time associates and paralegals and One consultant and is basically into Real Estate Law, Securities Law, Tax Law, Employment law, and Corporate Governance Law Practice.

At present the firm is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria and the Bureau of Public Enterprises of Nigeria to act as Solicitors in Capital Market Issues and Privatization Issues.

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The Law Firm, the Nigerian police is yet to react to this development which some lawyers have termed professional misconduct and an abuse of the Constitution by the lawyers who ought to protect the Constitution. The Nigerian Bar Association Lagos Branch through its publicity Secretary stated that  “Mr. Olakunle Karimu was asked to write a formal petition addressed to the disciplinary and ethics committee of the branch. As at close of work on Tuesday 4th July 2018 he has still not done so. I have spoken to him this morning and he said he will submit it today”.

The Publicity Secretary Further added that ” As soon as the branch receives it, the committee will take it up and make the appropriate recommendations.”

 

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