Senior lawyer stripped of ‘SAN’ title after court conviction

Senior lawyer stripped of ‘SAN’ title after court conviction

Friday, June 22, 2018 9:26 am

Nwobike: stripped of SAN title

Mr. Joseph Nwobike, a lawyer convicted of attempt to subvert justice was on Thursday temporarily stripped of his Senior Advocacy of Nigeria rank by the Legal Practitioner’s Privileges Committee (LPPC).

In a statement signed by its secretary, Hadizatu Mustapha, LPPC said Nwobike was suspended following his conviction by a Lagos High Court for the offence of perverting justice.

By the suspension, Nwobike has been stripped of all privileges tied to the rank of a SAN, pending outcome of investigations on his alleged offence, the LPPC added.

“This is to notify the general public that the legal practitioner’s privileges committee in its 132nd plenary session which was held today, June 21 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 Practioners’ Privileges committee guidelines.

“This is sequence 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 of the sub committee set up by the chairman of the Legal Practitioner’s Privileges Committee, the Right Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen. “


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