HOT: Police Prices Senior Lawyer to Court docket for Submitting Solid Paperwork to Supreme Court docket in help of his SAN rank Utility
The Nigeria Police drive headquarters have charged a 48-year-old lawyer, Boniface Ugwuowo, earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja over solid paperwork.
In a 12-count cost, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/256/2020, the police accused Ugwuowo of submitting solid paperwork to the Supreme Court docket to qualify him for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Simon Lough, an assistant commissioner of police in the Authorized/Prosecution Part, Drive Headquarters, Abuja, filed the swimsuit
Utility for the rank is extremely aggressive amongst legal professionals in Nigeria in view of the privilege it confers on a bearer.
Ugwuowo, in accordance with Lough, solid 4 paperwork marked SC/69/1998; SC/99/2004; SC/195/2011, and SC/322/2014.
The lawyer’s formal arraignment, scheduled for December 3, 2020, was postpone due to the failure of the prosecution to provide him when the case was referred to as within the court docket.
Justice Okon Abang, who was sad with the prosecution’s absence even when there was proof that it was conscious of the date, rescheduled the arraignment for February 23, 2021.
In relation to SC/69/1998, between P.C Mike Eze Vs Spring Financial institution PLC, he was mentioned to have changed the title of the particular lawyer – Chief Theodore A. Ezeobi (SAN) along with his title at “web page seven of the judgment of M.S. Muntaka-Coomssie ; web page 4 of the judgment of J.A. Fabiyi ; web page 5 of the judgment of Bode Rhodes-Vivour and web page 21 of the judgment of Mahmud Mohammed , the entrance web page and web page three of the Supreme Court docket transient of argument.
In line with 99/2004, the lawyer changed the title of F.C.A Okoli, who appeared for the respondent within the case between Vab Petroleum Inc vs Mr. Mike Momah along with his title “at web page 23 of the judgment of Mary Peter-Odili; web page two of the judgment of Olukayode Ariwoola and web page two of the judgment of J.A. Fabiyi.
In SC/322/2014 between Chukwuemeka Agugua vs The State, he was alleged to have changed the title of Ebenezer Obeya, who appeared for the appellant along with his title “at web page 29 of the judgment; the entrance web page and web page 5 of the Supreme Court docket transient of argument.
The lawyer was mentioned to have additionally changed the title of Audu Sani Esq, who appeared for the 2nd appellant in SC/195/201) between Sunday Offor and Anor vs The State, “at web page 32 of the judgment; entrance web page and web page 4 of (he Supreme Court docket transient of argument.
Ugwuowo is alleged to have, by his acts, dedicated offences opposite to Part 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act CAP M17 LFN 2004.
Rapid previous Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen had raised the alarm in 2018 that some determined legal professionals had developed the behavior of submitting solid paperwork of their efforts to qualify for nomination for the rank of SAN.
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