Mr. Kingsley Erhie of Ethiop Local Government Area of Delta State was arrested by the men of the Nigerian Police on the 8th day of February 2020 for an alleged crime of unlawful assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. Mr Ehire was not charged to court until the 18th of March, 2020, more than one month after his arrest. Upon being charged to Court, the accused Kingsley pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was subsequently remanded.
Due to his inability to afford the services of a legal practitioner, he was left to languish at the Warri Custodial Center of the Nigerian Correctional Service. As part of our community service initiative, Compos Mentis Chambers visited the Custodial Center with the view to providing pro bono services to some inmates of the Center who are indigent and unable to secure legal aid. Mr. Kingsley Ehire was one of those whose matter was taken up by the Chambers on a pro bono basis.
Our Litigation/Dispute Resolution team in Compos Mentis Chambers, being a firm reputed and devoted to delivering sterling services to all her clients, quickly swung into action to ensure the fair trial of all the pro-bono clients selected. The team set the law rolling, with commitment and undeterred devotion.
On the 1st day of September 2020, the Chambers was overflowing with joy, and Mr. Kingsley Ehire full of gratitude as he walked out of the Court hall discharged of the charges, set free to go home and attend to his family. Mr. Kingsley and his family were joyed and appreciated immensely, all the efforts put forward by Compos Mentis Chambers in securing his freedom.