A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Dr. Joseph Nwobike, has been convicted by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. He was convicted of 12 counts bordering on perversion of the course of justice.
Making the pronouncement on Monday, Justice Raliat Adebiyi, said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, proved beyond reasonable doubts that the senior lawyer was in constant communication with court officials to influence the assignment of his cases to his preferred judges.
Rotimi Jacob, the prosecutor, said the offence carries a prison term of two years.However, the defence counsel, Wale Akoni, SAN, said sentence is at the judge’s discretion, and pleaded with Justice Adebiyi to temper justice with mercy.The judge stood the case down, and went into her chambers.
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