by Stanley Azuakola
Following his role in the drama involving the registration of the African Peoples Congress, Nwokorie Samuel Chinedu now has a recognisable face, such that when he appeared at a federal high court in Abuja on Thursday, he was instantly noticed.
The lawyer who filed the letter of intent of the controversial APC with INEC using a fake firm address was in court to represent one Philip Agbese. Agbese is suing the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, for alleged forgery of his WAEC and NYSC certificates.
Nwokorie announced appearance for the plaintiff as Nwokorie Samuel but the judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, asked whether he is the same one as Chinedu Samuel hence he wrote his name on the case list as Chinedu Samuel instead of the name he announced.
However the case could not proceed yesterday, thanks to Nwokorie.
He told the court that he was unfamiliar with the facts of the case, having just come to the court that morning and he was informed of the case so he decided to appear.
He said that the counsel who was supposed to appear, Amobi Nzelu, was sick and had travelled to the village. “When he came back, he could not come to court so he called me and asked if I can hold brief for him. I just got to know of the case today and I have not even studied the case file,” said Nwokorie.