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FOR FUN: HOW LAWYERS DISCUSS WEDDING PREPARATIONS USING LANGUAGE OF THE COURT

“Mike! Mike! Long time!”
“Yes o”
“Ah! Ah! This caveat on your finger. Have you been encumbered?”
“O Yes o, last month”
“Na wa oh. You did not put us on notice”
“There was urgency, so I had to go by motion exparte.”
“Ha!Ha!Ha! Was it Nneka, your girl in Law School?”
“No”
“Wetin happen?”
“The affair was struck out”
“Who made the application?”
“She did suo motu”
“Why?”
“She said, I was not talking of marriage. She thought I was not serious so she struck it out for lack of diligent prosecution”.
“Where is she now?”
“I don’t know, she is functus officio”
“When did you regularize your position?”
“Last month”
“Is her name on the roll?”
“No. She is not a Learned Colleague”
“Where is she from?”
“She’s Ibo”
“Ah! You married outside jurisdiction?”
“Yes. But it wasn’t easy. It took time before her parents granted leave”
“What did you do last month? Traditional or white wedding?”
“I front-loaded the process. I did the two on the same day. I needed to avoid cost”
“How did you serve your invitation process?”
“I served by substituted means strategy. SMS”
“Did you serve Nneka?”
“She evaded service”
“How?”
“I wanted to serve her orally but she refused to pick my calls”
“How much did you spend?”
“Hmmm, Six……………….….”
“Does it include its appurtenance?”
“Yes. The white wedding, traditional wedding and every other thing incidental thereto”
“Na wa oh. I’m thinking about getting married seriously”
“Just prepare your processes and go for assessment”.

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