BREAKING: Judge convicts senior Nigerian lawyer

A senior Nigerian lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, has been convicted on several counts of attempting to pervert justice, Premium Times has reported.

Mr Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was convicted by the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court on Monday.

Justice Raliat Adebiyi, however, found the lawyer not guilty on offences of offering gratification to a judicial officer and making false declaration to an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mr Nwobike is being prosecuted by the EFCC.

The prosecution lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, urged the judge to visit the full weight of the law – a two year prison term – on the convict to serve as a deterrent to other lawyers.

The judge said she would adjourn proceedings for some minutes to enable her write the sentence.

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