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ANAMELECHI ITEOGU v. LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

(2018) JELR 42024 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.190/2006(R)  •  23 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC;

Judgement

AMIRU SANUSI, JSC (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The appellant, who is now applicant filed a motion on notice on 20th of August 2014 seeking an order of this Court which he couched as below:-

“An order of this Honorable Court setting aside the Judgment of this Honorable Court dated 4th December 2009 made by their lordships, ALLOYSIUS IYORGYER KASINA ALU JSC (as he then was), MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC, WALTER NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL J; CHUKWUMA ENEH JSC (as he then was) and MUHAMMED SAIFULLHI MUNTAKH COOMASSI JSC, reported as ANAMELECHI ITEOGU v. LPDC (2009) 17 NWLR (Pt 117) 614.”

The motion had three other prayers which the learned counsel for the applicant chose to withdraw and same were thereupon struck out, leaving the above prayer only for this Court's determination.

The motion was brought pursuant to Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act, Cap S.15 Laws of the Federation 2004; Order 3 Rule 15 and Order 8, Rule 16 of the Supreme Court Rules 2011 and under the inherent jurisdict…

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