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Meet Chief Frederick Rotimi Williams (First Senior Advocate Of Nigeria)
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Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams, QC,
SAN (16 December 1920 – 26 March
2005) was a prominent Nigerian lawyer
who was the first Nigerian to become a
Senior Advocate of Nigeria. In the 1950s,
he was a member of the Action Group
and subsequently became the minister for
local government and Justice. He was the
president of the Nigerian Bar Association
in 1959, the association is the leading
body for lawyers in the country. He left
politics in the 1960s, as a result of the
political crisis in the Western Region of
Nigeria. Throughout his career, he was
involved in some memorable and
important court cases, such as Lakanmi vs
the Western Government of Nigeria,
which set the precedent that a military
government could not use its power to
make laws that will appropriate an
individuals property. The Oloye Williams,
himself a Yoruba chieftain, was also
among a group of lawyers that
represented the Oba of Lagos, Adeniji
Adele, against challenges by the Nigerian
National Democratic Party. The latter had
previously gained solidarity and
foundation from the ruling House of
Docemo in Lagos. Read More Here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic...i_Williams
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