Seasoned lawyer, Mike Ozekhome got more than he bargained for at the 14th Gani Fawehinmi Annual Symposium held at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday as he was utterly embarrassed by activists and students who prevented him from gaining entrance into the venue.
As a result of this, the event was put on hold for 15 minutes while the slogan ‘Ozekhome Ole’ meaning Ozekhome thief rented the air. It, however, took the timely intervention of human right activist and renowned lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, Adesina Ogunlana and other eminent personalities before the programme could continue.
Ozekhome was later smuggled into the venue by the organizers of the event so that he could partake in it.
Happenings.com.ng findings revealed that the embarrassment Ozekhome encountered may not be unconnected with some of the court cases before him, which are judged to be anti-human rights struggle.
He is defending wife of former President, Patience Jonathan in a $15.5million laundering case, and also defended Senator Dino Melaye in his recall suit and also currently undergoing trial on a money laundering case.