The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee,(LPDC), has directed that the name of Mr. Bernard Agu, an Abuja based legal practitioner be struck off the roll of legal practitioners in Nigeria for professional misconduct.
Delivering the verdict, the Chairman of LPDC and former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Joseph B. Daudu, SAN, maintained that the Committee unanimously agreed that Bernard Agu deserved to be axed from the noble profession, having proved him self as highly ignoble both in conduct and character.
In the case NBA v Bernard Afu No. LPDC/171/15, Bernard Agu was accused of collecting the sum of N31,000,000 on consent judgment for his client without the authority of his client.
It was further alleged that the client after discovering demanded for the sum but the respondent (Bernard Agu) could not pay the sum of N11,500,000. Consequent upon that, the client sued him at the FCT High Court Abuja got a judgment against the respondent in the sum of N11.5 million
The committee while giving its verdict invoked Rule 1 and 14 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, stating that Bernard Afu conduct for misappropriating N11.5million of his client money was nefarious, and therefore struck off his name from the rolls of Legal Practitioners
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