A Twitter user @LifeStyleOE, took to the platform to slam Due Process Advocates convener, Emeka Ugwuonye who she accused of collecting legal fees from people, knowing fully well that he has been disbarred.
According to the lady, Emeka Ugwuonye now operates a private page where he promises to fight scammers on Facebook for his members. The registration fee is 6000 Naira, and if you are not a member, you’ll pay up to 100,000 Naira.
Her tweets reads;
A certain fellow by the name Emeka Ugwuonye has been collecting legal fees from people through a private Facebook page called Due Process Advocate, to help them fight a legal battle. But Ugwuonye was disbarred from the NBA long time ago. Thread/
Emeka now operates a private page where he promises to fight scammers on Facebook for his members. The registration fee is 6000 Naira. If you are not a member, you’ll pay up to 100,000 Naira.
See attached documents of Nigerian Embassy vs Emeka Ugwuonye after stealing $1.55 million in 2007.
As of May 2017, LPDC ordered the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to strike out Ugwuonye’s name from the apex court’s scroll where names of every bonafide lawyer in Nigeria are found. Jibrin Okutepa (SAN) and LPDC found Ugwuonye liable for fraud…
It shouldn’t take anyone that long to find out who this man is. All you have to do is search his name on google and see what pops up.
@SaharaReporters wrote a post about him in February.
Emeka Ugwuonye, a former United States-based Nigerian lawyer, who was disbarred in New York and Maryland for professional misconduct, was also disbarred in Nigeria 2017 over the same offense.
Nigeria’s Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Body of Benchers, which punishes misconduct among lawyers, ordered the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to strike out Mr. Ugwuonye’s name. The order followed a case in which he was accused of having failed to disclose his personal interest in a property he was briefed to obtain letters of Administration for, which involved a widow.