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Jimoh Ibrahim PDP candidate yet to pay lawyer's legal fees for appearance

Jimoh Ibrahim's legal counsel has revealed that he is yet to be paid some of his legal fees for representing the billionaire.

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Jimoh Ibrahim's legal counsel, Alex Izinyon(SAN) has said the billionaire is yet to pay for some his legal fees.

In a recent report by Daily Post, Izinyon in a letter addressed to his ex-client said he had not been paid for four appearances.

You will recall my earlier letter to you on 27/10/2016 stating the status of the various cases we handled at the federal high court and currently at the court of appeal. For ease of reference a copy is enclosed here with.” he wrote.

Continuing, Izinyon said: “On the federal high court group of cases, it was really only one that I was briefed on enforcement, which is No.2 on the list which we did and the N15 million was paid for that.

“For the remaining 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the list, we did not receive fees and I recall informing you on this and you said you were not inclined to pay anything but only secretarial bill of N5 million.

“As for the one which brought me to the court of appeal – CA/A/551/M/2016, Ahmed Makarfi and Ben Obi VS PDP, we filed our counter-affidavit and the motion was heard on 28/10/2016 and ruling was reserved”, he added.

The lawyer further revealed how the unpaid legal fees can be paid saying he will get N5million from the N10million a Senator promised to pay on behalf of Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, I have done the motion for joinder for you which is 50-50 chances as I discussed with you before. Your senator friend was to assist in this respect as he promised to pay me N10 million.

“Also, I have done Nos 2, 3 and 4 in the list sent on 27/10/2016 without any payment. In this connection, kindly take out N5 million from the N10 million given as we have done half with N5 million you had promised to give for secretarial service of all other cases as listed as set off in the circumstances for the balance.

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“The joinder application we filed was on the instruction of your senator friend as stated above as at the cost he promised but nothing so far. Kindly bear with me the circumstances I find myself and thank you for the confidence repose in me in conducting the matter so far”, he further stated.

Izinyon recently withdrew from representing the PDP's candidate in the legal matters concerning him few weeks to the Ondo governorship election.

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