Shocking: Lawyer Demands N200, 000 For Emergency Adjournment

Mr. David Emagun, counsel to Law Union and
Rock Insurance Plc, on Wednesday, demanded a
cost of N200,000 from another counsel for
serving an emergency application for
adjournment on him.

The insurance company was sued by its former
branch manager, Mr. John Johnson, contesting
his alleged dismissal, entitlements and other
terminal benefits.

At a resumed hearing of the suit at the National
Industrial Court, Abuja, Emagun said he was
served the application from the claimant’s
counsel that morning.

He, therefore, prayed the court to grant him cost,
explaining it was for travelling expenses and
accommodation for himself and two other
witnesses from Lagos.

Emagun insisted the expenses would have been
averted if the claimant’s counsel had served him
or communicated before he left his base in Lagos
the day before.

The judge, Justice Edith Agbakoba, after listening
to the submission, asked Emagun to file a fresh
application on the cost at the next adjourned date.
Agbakoba adjourned the case until October. 

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