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Female lawyer slaps colleague on face in fight over client

By Mason White 2:56 PM November 27, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
Two lawyers physically fought each other court in fight over client, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos Police Department said that they arrested attorney 59-year-old Nina Lawani, after being accused of slapping her colleague in the face.

According to the police investigation, Lawani slapped attorney Helen Ibeji on the right side of her face during an argument over who has the right to represent a client in a case.

The incident unfolded about 11:00 a.m. at the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court. Lawani was charged with one count of assault.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge. Lawani was released from custody on her own recognizance. She faces up to one year in prison if convicted of assault.