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ANTHONY OJIGHO v. NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

(2019) JELR 87050 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.295/2015  •  21 Feb 2019  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN..... Justice, Supreme Court OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA..... Justice, Supreme Court AMINA ADAMU AUGIE..... Justice, Supreme Court EJEMBI EKO..... Justice, Supreme Court SIDI DAUDA BAGE..... Justice, Supreme Court

Judgement

SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Judgment):

This is an appeal against the direction of the Legal Practitioners' Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Body of Benchers contained in the Direction of the LPDC dated December 2nd, 2013 which found the Appellant guilty of infamous conduct in the course of discharging his professional duties as a legal practitioner contrary to Rules 1, 14 and 15 (3) of the Rules of Professional Ethics and punishable under Section 12 (1)(a) of the Legal Practitioners Act 2004 (as amended). Consequently, the Committee directed that the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria should strike out his name from the Roll of Legal Practitioners. Being dissatisfied with the Direction, the Appellant exercised his constitutional right of appeal to this Honourable Court vide a Notice of Appeal of five (5) grounds dated and filed 20th December, 2013.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:

The 1st Respondent received a petition dated 14th day of June 2009 from the firm of Emeka Madieā€¦

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