Nothing Succeeds Like Excess: Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court To Face Charges With 90 Lawyers

250px-Old_Bailey_Microcosm_editedA Nigerian lawyer is testing the belief that you can never have too many lawyers. Prominent lawyer Rickey Tarfa is charged with the obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice. Justice Aishat Opesanwo was expected a robust defense but not a 90-lawyer team to show up in his court. Yet, as Oscar Wilde noted, “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”

Police say that Tarfa blocked the arrest of two suspects in a corruption case by keeping them in his car for six hours after they were supposed to be put into custody. He is also accused of communicating through his personal mobile phone with a judge overseeing a trial between the EFCC and two private companies which he was representing. It is not clear if that “perverting the course of justice” is due to the call be ex parte and whether the judge is also charged (or whether the judge declined the communication).

Regardless, Tarfa showed up with a virtual army of lawyers and the the court denounced his move as an effort to intimidate the court. I can only imagine that this was a showing of support from the bar than an actual legal team since it would be virtually unmanageable in any actual case.

Tarfa was granted bail at the hearing and the case has been adjourned until March. Presumably, he will downsize a bit for the next hearing.

24 thoughts on “Nothing Succeeds Like Excess: Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court To Face Charges With 90 Lawyers

  1. So it is raining and grass shall grow. Despite gore, clinton obama or china. And we will give education local….no longer will our soil be centrally controlled. States will see right thru usda….and the dumbing down. Bull pucky….we are taking our country back….trump has two years or we put in a hostile house….to impeach him for fraud on the campaign….you all know it alls think you found taped anger…we got stategy. But the first open skies and tea party weren’t enough warning. How many doors you want the society of america to knock on?

  2. Cuz the pope has a lot more money. But if you want now to be the crux…..lets settle now…..but hillarry isn’t ready now. She has more destruction in mind…..like she destroyed the midddle east …..for her version of democracy…..super delegates…..as though the mid east didnt have that. No she destroyed the middle east for sham elections. Stick this purple finger in the dike.

  3. If i were the ” loser” on arab spring my target would not be the sheeple in america who want the same thing out of life and with our soul in death. But with the system run by people who preach democracy …..but don’ t live by it. America did not elect clinton to do what she did. She is your enemy not us.

  4. She in so many ways acted without we the people…..just look at her server scandal. She did much worse getting us to bomb libya. She is insane. We know this in america. Some how stoppping her ….superdelegates. Just saying.

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