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CHARLES C. IKECHI OKIKE v. THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE & ORS

(2005) JELR 45213 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/309/04  •  27 Jul 2005  •  Nigeria

Coram
BABA ALKALI BA’ ABA JCA; ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA JCA; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JCA;

Judgement

JEGA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of Adeniyi F.A. Ademola, J. of the Federal High Court, Kano, delivered on 1st July, 2004, in suit no. FHC/K/JCP/ 7/2004, in which he dismissed the appellant's application for the enforcement of his fundamental rights, in respect of the directions of the Legal Practitioners' Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers of 3rd April, 2003, ordering the striking off of the name of the appellant from the roll of legal practitioners in Nigeria, and for the refund of the sum of $123,000.00 to the 2nd respondent. The facts of this case as can be gleaned from the totality of the records presented before this court, inclusive of the filed briefs of the parties are briefly set out below as follows:-

The appellant who was a legal practitioner in Nigeria, prior to the 3rd day of April, 2003, when the direction of his name to be struck off the roll of legal practitioners in Nigeria was delivered by the Legal P…

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