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ROTIMI WILLIAMS AKINTOKUN v. LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (LPDC)

(2014) JELR 6078 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.111/2006  •  16 May 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; KUDIRAT OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC;

Judgement

I.T. MUHAMMAD, JSC (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This interlocutory ruling stemmed from the appeal filed by Mr. Rotimi Williams Akintokun, the appellant, which he filed sometime in April, 2006. From the record of appeal before this court, Mr. Akintokun, a legal practitioner, was practicing under the name and style of "ROTIMI WILLIAMS AKINTOKUN AND COMPANY" of 75B, Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos. The complaint levied against Mr. Akintokun emanated from a petition written against him to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) by his clients, the Ogunesu Family of Ule Ogunesu, 4 Olubi Street, Itundegun, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The clients alleged in their petition that Mr. Akintokun committed acts of professional misconduct in that while acting as their solicitor, he deliberately misled them regarding an alleged acquisition of their land by the Lagos State Government. That he failed to carry out his clients' instructions to promptly move against adversaries in respect of the land. He also caused th…

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