The president of the Sierra Leone Bar Association Crispin Fio Edwards and one of his colleagues Pab Ganon yesterday engaged in a fistfight at Justice Showers’ high court.
Like boxers in a ring, the lawyers sent jabs and uppercuts which bemused the judge and the court to see these learned men dragging a noble profession into disrepute.
The fistfight came as a result of an argument that ensued between the two over a survey plan of Daisy Robinson and Christiana Nicol.
An eyewitness said during the argument Pab Ganon gave Edwards a slap. “In return Edwards gave him a head butt which inflicted an injury on Ganon’s mouth,” the witness said.
Other lawyers who were in court cautioned the two that as prominent people in society they should serve as pacesetters and criticized their behavior, describing it as “gross disrespect for the bench and bar.”
A lawyer, who in anonymity expressed dissatisfaction over his colleagues’ behaviour, described the drama as “childish.”
He added that, “lawyers are to be seen as law abiding citizens not trouble makers. Their action should be taken as contempt to the court”