Joseph Nwobike Loses SAN Rank For ALLEGEDLY Perverting Justice-LPPC Says

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has withdrawn the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title and all the privileges attached to it from Joseph Nwobike, a lawyer sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for perverting justice.

Supreme Court chief registrar and secretary of the committee, Hadizatu Mustapha, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Mustapha explained that the committee temporarily revoked the title following Nwobike’s conviction.

“This is to notify the general public that the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee at its 132nd plenary session which was held today, the 21st day of June 2018; has suspended Joseph Nwobike Esq. from the use of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (and all other privileges attached to the rank) in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 25(2) of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee Guidelines,” the statement read.

In April, a high court in Lagos sentenced the lawyer to prison without an option of fine. He was convicted on 12 counts bordering on perversion of justice. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Nwobike with bribing some judges and court officials.

Posted on: June 22, 2018, by :

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