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Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal v. G. Idowu

(1971) JELR 41847 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.157/1970  •  15 Apr 1971  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC; GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; ADEMOLA ADETOKUNBO JSC;

Judgement

ADEMOLA, CJN (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The legal practitioner, Mr. Idowu, in this matter, after the complaint against him had been examined by an investigating panel, was summoned before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal which commenced its sitting in Lagos on 18th February, 1970, and which appeared to have completed its investigations on 9th April, 1970, when it adjourned indefinitely for judgment. From the record before us there is a judgment, but no date is recorded when it was delivered.

The charge which was referred to the Investigating Panel reads:

"By a letter dated 17th June, 1968, addressed to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, His Lordship the Chief Justice of Lagos State complained that suit no. LD 123/68 between chief A.L.O. Ojora and E.C.N. and eight others, which came before him for hearing on 7th and 12th June, 1968, involved the receipt of compensation money to the tune of 14,000Pounds by Mr. H.A. Hakeem Habeeb. The cheque instead o…

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