The Radiant Justice Chambers, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University organised a two-day National Moot and Mock Court Competition on the 30th and 31st of October, 2019 to honour a learned silk, Mr. Babatunde Fashanu SAN. The event titled, “The Memorial In Honour Of Babatunde Fashanu” was the 7th edition organized by the students’ Chambers.

The two day competition which was organized in honor of Babatunde Fashanu SAN featured intense trials of moot and grande finale, mock competition. Prestigious institutions like Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State University, University of Benin, Delta State University, Lagos State University and Crescent University participated in the two-day event,

The Moot and Mock Competition featured trending issues like secession, treasonable felony and domestic violence.

In his welcome address, the Lord Advocate of Justice Chambers, Egberongbe Sulaiman emphasised that the students decided to honour the learned silk, Babatunde Fashanu because of his, “his outstanding contributions to the Legal profession and consistency in practice.”

Sulaiman explained that the competition is in furtherance of the chambers’ objective which is to promote the learning of the procedural aspect of law and foster advocacy among law students across Nigeria.

UNIOSUN was awarded N100,000 for winning the competition. While LASU emerged as the runnerup winning the cash prize of N50,000 while Delta State University emerged as the School with the best memorial, winning N30,000 in the process. The winning prize was sponsored by foremost Lagos based law firm, NICCOM LLP.

To further encourage advocacy, Esther Omodayo of UNIOSUN was awarded as the best counsel. Also awarded was the Magistrate from Oyo Judicial Service Commission who served as the judge in the Mock Competition, Chief Magistrate Akanni Medinat.

Commenting on the programme, the honoree of the competition, Chief Babatunde Fashanu SAN noted, ‘It was a very proactive dimension. What I know about moot competition has always been from a mini class competitions in my days in University. But you can see that what happened here is different and wonderful I am ready to support the program anytime; It is something to support and commend.

The Keynote speaker, Foluke Dada remarked that “there’s a diversion from litigation, however an individual like Babatunde Fashanu SAN has consistently proven that litigation is still a core area of law that needs participation.”

Abass Oyeyemi

For: Justice Chambers, Obafemi Awolowo University.