Supreme Court sets aside conviction of 3 lawyers for misconduct

The Supreme Court on Friday aside the conviction of three senior lawyers barred practicing in Nigeria professional misconduct. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three lawyers were sanctioned by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPPDC) for various misconduct in the discharge of their profession.Justice Ejembi Eko delivered the unanimous judgments in the matters  via Zoom held that the actions of theLPDC panels which led to punishment of the three lawyers were not consistent with provisions of the law. 

The three lawyers are Mamman Waziri, Olayori Muideen and Dr Osaretin  Izegbuwa were said to have wanting in the professional conduct and sanctioned.  The apex court which looked into their appeal for review of their that they were denied fair hearing as required by law.  Eko faulted the conviction of the lawyers based on the composition of the panels.

  Some of the panel members signed the verdict against the lawyers were not to have participated in the whole proceedings as required by law.  Having aside the conviction,  Justice Eko ordered that the three lawyers be made to face panels to be constituted by the LPDC. (NAN)