The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) is a Committee of the Body of Benchers established by Section 11 of the Legal Practitioners Act as amended by Decree No. 21 of 1994.

It is saddled with the responsibility of restoring the image of the Legal Profession by considering and determining allegations of misbehaviour by persons whose names are on the Roll in their capacity as legal practitioners. Appeals from their decisions lie to the Supreme Court by Section 9 of Decree 21 of 1994.

This Committee on the 4th and 5th of July 2018 had delivered Directions (Judgment) wherein several Legal Practitioners were found liable of infamous conducts and the full weight of the law brought down on them in accordance with the provisions of Order 11 Rule 1(c) of the Legal Practitioners Act as amended.

These legal practitioners include:

(1) ADETUNJI OLADELE ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36months.

(2) CHIEF CHUKWUNYERE NWABUKO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 12 months.

(3) KEN OBI ESQ & OKECHUKWU NWEZE ESQ– suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 12 months.

(4) AUSTIN OKWECHIME ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(5) ABRAHAM UHUNMWANGHO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36months

(6) OBONG IME J. BASSEY ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(7) IMO EFFIONG AKPAN ESQ – Struck off the Roll of lawyers.

(8) JUDE AKOSA ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(9) ADEMOLA BALOGUN OYEWO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(10) JIDE OLAWEPO ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 24 months.

(11)AKINWUNMI AJIBOLA ESQ – suspended from practicing as a lawyer for 36 months.

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