This happened shortly after the tribunal resumed sitting after the matter was stood down for over one hour.
Upon resumption of sitting, Agabi moved for the adjournment of the matter to allow him time.
Agabi said, “My lord, we need time to rest, you worked so hard as a lawyer and till now still working hard. We need time to rest.
“This profession is destroying its professionals as we are made to sit in for a whole day during some proceedings. I know many of my colleagues who have died and their wives are now widows because of this kind of action.
“All I ask for is an adjournment to allow us rest.
“As early as 2am, I’m in my office preparing for this matter so I beg for time.”
But the tribunal Chairman who was becoming furious turned down the appeal, saying the matter is a summary one and as such must go on.
“We just got back from break and you are asking for an adjournment?
“This matter is a summary one and we want to get it done with as soon as possible.
On the matter taking a whole day, Umar said, “This is the price we have to pay, the matter must continue today.”
Cross-examination of the witness continues.