BREAKING: Supreme Court Acquits PDP’s & Oyinlola’s Lawyer, Kalejaiye
The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Kule Kalejaye.
Mr. Kalejaye [SAN] was indicted by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee [LPDC] on May 21, 2015, to have engaged in an ex-parte confidential communication with the Chairman of the 2008 Osun Governorship Tribunal, Justice Thomas Naron.
Kalejaye had promptly appealed the decision.
The apex court set aside the decision of LPDC which disbarred Kalejaye over professional misconduct in a unanimous judgment on Friday.
Justice Centus Nweze read the judgment of the five-man panel of the Supreme Court which upheld the appeal on the grounds that the trial procedure at the LDPC was flawed.
Kalejaye was a former lawyer to the Peole’s Democratic Party (PDP) and then Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola.