By Archibong Jeremiah
“We are satisfied that the appropriate order to make in the circumstance is to DIRECT the CHIEF REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT TO STRIKE OUT the name of JOE ABANG, that is, ABANG JOSEPH OSHIE from the Roll of Legal Practitioners in accordance with Rule 22(a) of the LPDC Rules 2020 and we so order.
“The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court is hereby DIRECTED to effect the above Order and to make a notation of this DIRECTION against the name of the Respondent, JOE ABANG, that is, ABANG JOSEPH OSHIE on the Roll of Legal Practitioners. This Order shall forthwith be brought to the attention of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.
“We further order that NOTICE of this DIRECTION be immediately given and brought to the attention of the Respondent.”
The above is an extract from a directive by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) in case between Incorporated Trustees of Nigerian Bar Association (Complainant) vs. Joe Abang, Esq. (Respondent).
The resolution about the case of professional misconduct, BB/LPDC/243/2020, was arrived at the January 21, 2021 sitting.
The Respondent, Joe Abang is the immediate past Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Cross River State.
The Ogoja born occupied that office during the first tenure of the current administration of Sen. Ben Ayade before being replaced by Tanko Ashang.
See documents containing the order to the Registrar of Supreme Court below.
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