The Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC), Emmanuel Ukala, SAN has resigned.
The Life Bencher made this known in a notice dated 22nd of February, 2022 and sighted by BarristerNG.
According to him, his resignation as LPDC Chairman was predicated on the undue interference by the members of the Body of Benchers.
Read the full notice below
BODY OF BENCHERS LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
22nd February, 2022
The Body of Benchers
C/O The Secretary
Body of Benchers
No. 31 Lake Chad Crescent Maitama, Abuja.
The Chairman, Past Chairmen, Life Benchers and Honourable Benchers,
NOTICE OF RESIGNATION AS CHAIRMAN OF LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
I write to notify this august body of my resignation as Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee with effect from February 22, 2022.
When I accepted the appointment to act as the Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, it was with the understanding that l, and other members of the Committee, very honourable and distinguished members of this august body, would contribute our quota to the all important issue of maintenance of discipline in the legal profession in accordance with strict provisions of the law.
The Legal Practitioners Act under which the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee of which I was appointed Chairman, was constituted vested in the committee the power “of considering and determining any case where it is alleged that a person who is a member of the legal profession has misbehaved in his capacity as such or should for any other reason be subject of proceedings under” the Act. Please see Section 11 of the Legal Practitioner.