- Abimbola Johnson is a criminal defence lawyer in the UK who has a great experience of the country's justice system
- The Nigerian said that her "blackness" has helped her to see how someone's cultural background could play a big factor in their life
- In advising blacks on how to negotiate the justice system, she said among other things, getting interested in how the government is run and having education are important
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A Nigerian, Abimbola Johnson, has spoken about the realities she faces in UK being a criminal defense lawyer.
Abimbola said that her experience in a white-dominated country has made her sensitive to how a person’s identity can affect them in life.
In taking about her work and skin, she said that sometimes she is the only one sharing the same blackness with her clients in courts, Ellie reports.
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“My blackness also means that often I’m the only person in court that shares skin colour with my clients and there are times when I’ve understood a cultural context to their instructions that has not been picked up by others,” she said.
Abimbola recalled how her cultural experience has helped in saving a client who had been misunderstood of the term he used.
The Nigerian also said that if you are black, you are more likely to be stopped and searched, unlike white people who could confidently transport illegal substances without fear of suspicion.
In stating how the black community can help themselves, she advised them to bee interested in politics and register to vote, stay educated, be interested in the justice system, hold the system accountable, among others.
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Meanwhile, an amazing Ghanaian entrepreneur by name Dentaa Amoateng, who is the president of the GUBA Enterprise has received a Certificate of Honour for her valuable contribution towards the COVID-19 disaster response.
In a report by AmeyawDebrah.com, it is indicated that the lady received the award in a virtual ceremony was held by the International Women’s Club, New Delhi on May 29, 2020.
As part of efforts to create a dialogue and opportunity for many, Amoateng has been holding a series of webinars and live interviews so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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