Whether a Defective Brief must Amount To No Brief –Saheed Afeez Ayinde – Deemlawful
The court in this case as per Chukwudifu Oputa J.s.c had pungently widened the survival chance of a Brief in his legendary Ration.
The court in this case had stressed the necessity of filling brilliant brief that is free of errors. This, in no doubt is one of the jewelries of being a legal practitioner. However where the counsel’s in ability to filed a brilliant brief, the court had extend her robe of leniency as observed below:
Obiora v. Osele (1939) 1 NWLR (Pt.97) 279, wherein Oputa, JSC, aptly
It is my view that the filing of these Briefs (no matter how faulty each is, or all of them are), does indicate a willingness, an eagerness and a readiness on the part of the Appellant to prosecute his appeal. A bad, faulty and/or in elegant Brief will surely attract adverse comments from the Courts but it will be stretching the matter too far to regard such defective Brief as no Brief. A faulty Brief is a Brief, which is faulty. One cannot close ones eyes to the fact of its existence.
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