In honor of Tope Temokun Esq, an essay competition bearing the same name was organized by Tunde Akingbindere (Barrytee), the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the competition, with the aim of examining some significant aspects of contemporary human rights issues that are prevalent.
The essay competition with the tagged name: “The Tope Temokun Essay Competition On Human Rights and Justice” represents an innovative initiative primarily for the students of the Faculty of Law at Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko. This encouraged participants to submit their essays on the topic “Fundamental Rights Protection of Nigerian Citizens under the 1999 Constitution: Myth or Reality.”
The competition offered cash prizes totaling 150,000 naira, as well as additional non-monetary rewards. After a meticulous evaluation of the submitted entries from the participants, the competition organizers announced the winners as Abioye Hammed and Folorunsho Samuel, both of whom are students in their 400-level classes.
Abioye Hammed was awarded 100,000 naira as the winner, while Folorunsho Samuel received 50,000 naira as the runner-up. The winner attained a score of 77 points, whereas, the runner-up achieved a total of 66 points.
The remaining participants who made it to the longlist are as follows:
- Akinseye Similoluwa: 62 points
- Ogunfunminniyi Tobi: 59 points
- Anonymous: 54 points
The award and cash prizes presentation is slated to hold at Tope Temokun Chambers in Akure, on May 9, 2023 by 10:00am.
It is worth noting that the organizers of the competition having recognized outstanding individuals within society, expressed their intention to award the selected persons monetary awards at the beginning of the announce.
Congratulations to the winners of the competition!