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Top Lawyer Loses SAN Title

Legal luminary, Joseph Nwobike of JOSEPH NWOBIKE, SAN & CO. has been withdrawn of the title, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and all the privileges attached to it by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC).

The top lawyer has also been sentenced to 30 days of imprisonment for perverting justice.

In a statement by the Supreme Court Chief Registrar and Secretary of Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC), Hadizatu Mustapha, it reads… “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.”

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“This is sequel to his conviction by the Lagos State High Court of Justice for perversion of justice in charge No.LD/2516C/2016-FRN V. Dr. Joseph Nwobike SAN and pending the investigation by the sub-committee setup by the Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, the Rt. Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen GCON.”

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