If not for judges I would be a convict, says Oshiomhole


Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said he is a beneficiary of justice and would have been jailed if the reverse was the case.

Oshiomhole stated this while hosting members of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSON) in his office in Abuja at the weekend.

The former union leader turned politicians said his days in the trenches was characterized by his arrest, prosecution and having days in courts, adding that he would have suffered sentence but for courageous judiciary.

According to him, “I have been a beneficiary of very courageous judiciary.  But for a courageous judiciary, I would have been a convict because in the course of my work as a trade union leader, when I stepped on the government redline, they deployed  all the weapons, including the police, and arrested me countless times.

“They had me arraigned before magistrates and judges for all kinds of charges, like unlawful assembly and incitement. But each time they did that, I was always fortunate to appear before judges with courage.

“I have been defended by lawyers, who most of the time provided their knowledge of the law and intellectual sagacity to defend me from government after government.”

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