Protesters Mob Ozekhome At Gani Fawehinmi Lecture
Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Monday, got what he did not bargain for as protesters comprising some youth and students made attempt to stop him from mounting the podium to speak at the 14th Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture which held at the Lagos Airport Hotel in Lagos.
The lecture was organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch andhas as its theme: “Federalism, Restructuring and Good Governance: Striking a Balance”.
The protesters accused Ozekhome of defending personalities like Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, wife of former President, Mrs Patience Jonathan and Senate President Bukola Saraki among others, who they labeled as corrupt, contrary to the ideals for which the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi stood for.
It took the intervention of Mr Femi Falana (SAN), the NBA Ikeja Chairman, Mr Adeshina Ogunlana and Mr Mohammed Fawehinmi to bring the situation under control.
Mohammed told the protesting youths that his late father did not believe in violence but rather was very democratic.
He said late Fawehinmi would not have approved what they did because Chief Ozekhome was at the event for a purpose.