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Ondo election: Lawyer dumps Jimoh Ibrahim? over un-paid legal fees

Alex Izinyon, counsel representing Jimoh Ibrahim, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, has withdrawn from his case at the appeal court.

This development is coming barely three days after the three-man panel of judges led by Justice Jummai Sankey backed out from the case ?following a petition by Biyi Poroye, factional chairman of the PDP in Ondo.

Poroye had alleged that Sankey had not only taken bribe from Olusegun Mimiko, the governor of the state, but was prone to corruption because she had expended a lot of money on an “illness that made her broke”.

However, in a letter addressed to Ibrahim, Izinyon said he had not been paid for four appearances.

“You will recall my earlier letter to you on 27/10/2016 stating the status of the various cases we handled at the federal high court and currently at the court of appeal. For ease of reference a copy is enclosed here with,” he wrote.

“On the federal high court group of cases, it was really only one that I was briefed on enforcement, which is No.2 on the list which we did and the N15 million was paid for that.

“For the remaining 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the list, we did not receive fees and I recall informing you on this and you said you were not inclined to pay anything but only secretarial bill of N5 million.

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