It was a show of shame at the Customary Court in Obukpa town, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State as two lawyers got into a physical fight.
The action of the lawyers left litigants and court officials bewildered.
It was not clear what led to the squabble, but other lawyers and court officials made frantic efforts to control the situation.
A viral video obtained by DAILY POST on Thursday, showed the two lawyers lifting chairs and shouting on top of their voices.
The two lawyers, names withheld, are both from the area.
As the altercation worsened, one of the lawyers was heard saying, “He is a very small boy… He is a mad man.”
The second lawyer warned, “Touch me again…”
“Who touched you. Look at this mad man,” the first lawyer said.
He later started walking out of the courtroom.
“Look at you. You have bleached yourself like a fool. You have bleached yourself like a woman,” the second lawyer said to his colleague’s retreating figure.
When DAILY POST reached out to the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Nsukka branch, Barr Ferdinand Ugochukwu Ukwueze, he described the action of the lawyers as embarrassing.
“The bar is trying to find out what happened that led to that unfortunate display of some recklessness.
“We are looking into it really,” he said.
When asked whether there would be sanctions, Ukwueze answered in the affirmative.
According to him, “certainly because it doesn’t represent the nobility with which we are known.
“Once we get to the root of the matter, the bar at the national level, our disciplinary committee will step in.”