The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, has restored the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria to a Port Harcourt lawyer, Mr. Beluolisa Nwofor, four years after the lawyer was stripped of the title, TheNigeriaLawyer learnt
Nwofor had his SAN rank stripped from him at the 126th general meeting of the LPPC held on 22nd June, 2017 following a petition to the committee by the Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal. He was accused of being “rude” to the panel of Court of Appeal justices when he appeared before them on November 16, 2016, in Appeal No. CA/A/551c/M/2016 between Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and Prince Ebiyi Poroye and 10 others in connection with the 2016 Ondo State Governorship Election.
According to CITY LAWYER, LPPC reportedly restored the title to Nwofor, on Tuesday, at the meeting of the committee after considering an application by Nwofor for a review of its earlier resolution withdrawing the rank.
“I am very grateful to God who has made it possible for me to be alive to see the restoration of my rank. I thank the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee under the leadership of the Chief Justice of Nigeria for restoring my rank. It is a good thing they have done.
“I will continue to pledge my loyalty to the legal profession and continue to play my part in promoting justice delivery and the rule of law. Every one of us has a role to play in the justice system. I will continue to play my own part, show utmost respect to the courts and abide by the ethics of our profession.” Nwofor reportedly told CITY LAWYER in reaction to the restoration of the title.
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