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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Nnamdi Kanu's controversial lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye barred from practice in Nigeria

Nigeria's Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Body of Benchers which punishes misconduct among lawyers, has barred Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye, a former US-based Nigerian lawyer from practicing in Nigeria.

The controversial lawyer who was disbarred in New York and Maryland for professional misconduct in 2013 relocated to Nigeria to continue his practice. He was part of the legal team who facilitated the release of  Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB from Kuje prison.
 

According to Sahara Reporters, the (LPDC) ordered the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the 23rd of May to strike out Mr. Ugwuonye’s name.  

The order followed a case in which he was accused of having failed to disclose his personal interest in a property he was briefed to obtain letters of Administration for, which involved a widow.

In 2016, he had been listed among others facing disciplinary action before the LPDC over fraudulent activities. The list was published as an advertorial signed by LDPC Secretary H.A. Turaki

J.S. Okutepa (SAN), the Chief Prosecutor of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) at the LPDC is said to have found Ugwuonye liable for fraud and promised to give details of the direction of LPDC in due course.

Barrister Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye was given 28 days to appeal the ruling of the LPDC.

32 comments:

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Wade said...
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CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

H.m..mmm


Long live LIB

Divine said...

Where's this news coming from?

uniquechic said...

what a sham

Emeka Izuogu said...

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Nnenne George said...

This is not true.. people are just peddling bad news..

ogbonna nwabueze said...

APC is behind this

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Anonymous said...

hia this Nigeria govt is still dealing with Nnamdi kalu, I smell set up here.

Anonymous said...

hia this Nigeria govt is still dealing with Nnamdi kalu, I smell set up here.

Anonymous said...

Na what for this guy oh! How hard is it to abide by the ethics of your profession. Kudos to committee for standing up for what is right. I am making a BIG assumption they upheld the stipulations of their professional standards in their judgment

Chinelo Nnadiekwe said...

This barrister fighting for the common man
Evil pple are not happy

Anonymous said...

You see what we are talking about Nigeria? Just because he presided over the case of Honourable Nnamdi Kanu. Logically, since the said offence was leveled
against him, why have they not brought the case to book? Stupid Jury of the NBA

RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.
Shame on him.

Anonymous said...

Great Biafra!! And b4 u guys start saying it's propaganda remember he has been barred in the USA. Bad egg. Great IPOB!!

Anonymous said...

Involved in fraud? Damn!!!
-Anini mouse
(Sorry Anonymous)

okafor richard said...

Stupid people itts very hard for the federal govt to accept defeat.....now they are digging up shits cos he fought beside their enemy foolish people

Anonymous said...

he is a good lawyer then,,,and not corrupted cos in nigeria every corrupt lawyer knew how to play
there game to the top,,,

Anonymous said...

Bitter lawyers should leave him alone.

Anonymous said...

Please he's not Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer get your fact right!

Anonymous said...

We shall appeal

Lion Tamer said...

He was never nnamdi kanus lawyer or part of his legal team. Stop this bias reportage. Not everything that happens to an igbo man has to do with Viagra or APC. This same Lawyer is a fraud that was disbarred in the US before running home to continue his fraud and preying on women in the name of fighting for them.

Anonymous said...

U pple should hear yourselves. How can this country move forward when we always defend corrupt pple. Irrespective of the tribe of offenders, we must say no to corruption

Anonymous said...

U pple should hear yourselves. How can this country move forward when we always defend corrupt pple. Irrespective of the tribe of offenders, we must say no to corruption

Vivian Reginalds said...

HMM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Thank u. Someone that was disbarred even in the USA. They r saying it's propaganda. He is a fraud through and through

Anonymous said...

Tribal bigot like you. You are obviously too blind to see that the US case started in 2013 when GEJ was still President of Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Igbo Kwenu!, You didn't read that he was disbarred from New York and Maryland in 2013, it's American Maryland o before you think it's the Maryland in Lagos.
Is it Buhari or APC that the the Americans to disbar him in 2013 before APC took over.
You people see everything only from the Biafra prism. Shame!

Festus Sanni said...

All those against emeka re the men he has deal with for beating their wife e.g David if am lying open ur names don't use anonymous

Crush said...

Disbarred in the USA and now disbarred in Nigeria .for those saying APC I hail you.this man is a common crook.a fraud wearing the cloak of human rights.

Jp said...

Fool. That's why he said digging up

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