It has been confirmed that the Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye has been banned from legal practice in Nigeria.



Ugwuonye, who  recently joined the legal team of Nnamdi Kanu, was a former United States-based Nigerian lawyer,was disbarred in New York and Maryland for professional misconduct, and was yesterday also disbarred in Nigeria, to which he had relocated, for the same offense.

Ugwuonye’s sanction was ordered by the Nigeria’s Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, LPDC, of the Body of Benchers, a unit which punishes misconduct among lawyers.

LPDC ordered Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to strike out Ugwuonye’s name.

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