THE VINTAGE COLETTE WOMAN SERIES: CHINWENDU MOGHALU
Chinwendu Moghalu is a passionate lawyer who has just started a small prison initiative where she offers pro bono services to people who cannot afford legal representation and are being detained without trial in police stations within the FCT.
I Studied Law to Defend the Interests of People
I am a practicing lawyer. Law is second nature to me. I have always been that person who wants to stand up for others. I don’t have a problem standing up to unfairness. It is funny, but at some point in my life, I could easily have been perceived as a bully however, I didn’t pick underdogs *laughs*. I studied law to defend the interests of people. Right now I am a general practice lawyer, but I plan to specialize in criminal litigation and eventually become a judge at the International Criminal Court, at the Hague Netherland. I want to become the best criminal litigator that ever lived and I want the world to remember my name. I am currently working at a litigation firm in Abuja and it’s great because I am where I want to be in order for me to get to where I am going to.
Right now I just started this little prison initiative. It is still a baby project. It aims to help indigent prisoners in whatever way I can. My initiative is currently under the ZIM-UZO foundation. I am also a member of the African Women Lawyers Association, AWLAN as well as the Nigerian Bar Association.
Criminal Litigation in Nigeria Is Not Where It Should Be
I see myself going to the Harvard Law School. *laughs* that’s just a little obsession that I have. I’ve always dreamt of attending the Harvard Law School and I intend to see it through. From a long-term perspective, I want to be a judge at the International Criminal Court, at The Hague, Netherlands. I still have a long way to go, but in the next 5 years, I should be on the right path. Criminal litigation in Nigeria is not where it should be. The basic investigation processes when it comes to crimes are lacking and I would like to see it change. As much as I want to see the government put the necessary structures in place, I have decided that as a plan to give back, when I can I will establish a forensic laboratory where proper investigation can be done with the help of science. I intend to study International Criminal Law and Forensic Science for my Masters and as soon as I am done with my research as to the best way forward, I will apply to the relevant institutions.
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