Tale of Double Jeopardy – Emeka Ugwuonye, Disbarred in US, Disbarred in Nigeria

Tale of Double Jeopardy – Emeka Ugwuonye, Disbarred in US, Disbarred in Nigeria

Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye, a former United States-based Nigerian lawyer, who was disbarred in New York and Maryland for professional misconduct, was yesterday also disbarred in Nigeria, to which he had relocated, for the same offense. Nigeria’s Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Body of Benchers, which punishes misconduct among lawyers, ordered the Chief Registrar…