LPDC Disbars A Lawyer,Suspends 10 Others Over Misconduct

The Legal Practitioner’s Disciplinary Committee has exercised its disciplinary functions on some erring legal practitioners.

The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) has suspended 11 lawyers from practice for a period not less than 12 months.

This Committee on the 4th and 5th of July 2018 gave its Verdict wherein several Legal Practitioners were found liable of infamous conducts and the full weight of the law brought down on them in accordance with the provisions of Order 11 Rule 1(c) of the Legal Practitioners Act as amended.

The legal practitioners suspended include:

(1) ADETUNJI OLADELE ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36 months.

(2) CHIEF CHUKWUNYERE NWABUKO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 12 months.

(3) KEN OBI ESQ & OKECHUKWU NWEZE ESQ– suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 12 months.

(4) AUSTIN OKWECHIME ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(5) ABRAHAM UHUNMWANGHO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36 months

(6) OBONG IME J. BASSEY ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(7) IMO EFFIONG AKPAN ESQ – Struck off the Roll of lawyers.

(8) JUDE AKOSA ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(9) ADEMOLA BALOGUN OYEWO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(10) JIDE OLAWEPO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(11)AKINWUNMI AJIBOLA ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36 months.