Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Human Rights Activist And Lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye Has Been Disbarred in Nigeria

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Human Rights Activist And Lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye Has Been Disbarred in Nigeria

Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye, a former United States-based Nigerian lawyer, who was disbarred in New York and Maryland for professional misconduct, has also been disbarred in Nigeria....



Nigeria's Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Body of Benchers, which punishes misconduct among lawyers, ordered the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to strike out Mr. Ugwuonye’s name. The order followed a case in which he was accused of having failed to disclose his personal interest in a property he was briefed to obtain letters of Administration for, which involved a widow.

Details of the Direction of LPDC will be released in due course. Mr. J.S. Okutepa (SAN) who is the Chief Prosecutor of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) at the LPDC found Ugwuonye liable for fraud.

Mr. Ugwuonye relocated to Nigeria after a story of fraud broken by SaharaReporters led to a series of court cases in the United States that nailed Ugwuonye in US courts.

In 2013, the United States District Court in Washington DC, issued a default judgment against Mr. Ugwuonye in a case extensively reported by SaharaReporters in which he diverted into his personal pockets tax refunds of $1.55 million in a real estate transaction in Washington DC he undertook for the Embassy of Nigeria.

Found liable on all the claims made by the Embassy, the court awarded monetary damages of over $2m against Mr. Ugwuonye, ordering him not only to return the money he had stolen but also to pay interest on it.

In November 2012 in Washington DC, the United States District Judge dismissed a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit, filed in 2009 by Mr. Ugwuonye against SaharaReporters, for lack of merit. It was one of the several cases he filed, and lost, as he gambled on using the courts in the United States to thwart reporting of his illegal activities.

About seven years ago, he was disbarred by the Attorney Grievance Commission in Maryland for duping clients, and subsequently in New York and Washington DC and New York.

SaharaReporters had reported in October 2016 that Mr. Ugwuonye was facing disciplinary action before the LPDC, his name having been on a list published as an advertorial signed by LDPC Secretary H.A. Turaki, and published in The Punch.

Unable to continue his lifestyle in the United States, Mr. Ugwuonye attempted similar schemes in Nigeria, including opening a phony Facebook page where he made members donate funds to his law firm's account.


He has 28 days to appeal the ruling of the LPDC.

From Saharareporters

47 comments:

maman d'etre said...

Great! i have read about how he takes advantage of women who need help, how he doesn't even really help them, instead is more concerned about fame. he isn't what he seems. He should better pick up a new profession

Rhoda Rex said...

Chai! His ministry Don finish be that.

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

See his ugly face. Na him sabi

Classic Chic! said...

This one, his village people are his shadow!

becky naka said...

Them dey do am from e village...Chei ya.

NaMe BeDis said...

This man again. 😐

General Zod said...

When fraud is in the blood...

Anonymous said...

Is it not this vindictive man that released one local blogger's nude pictures? He hasn't started suffering.

Immaculate said...

Na real wah

Immaculate said...

Na real wah

Anonymous said...

This guy is the Pioneer of "The Due Process" on Facebook. This is bad ooo not good for his image

Anonymous said...

Emeka,the thief, the reason his wife left him,he is horrible,talks too much,when he started that dpa thing on his facebook page I knew he was out to eat people,s money,criminal.

Blackberry said...

He might relocate to Zambia n start afresh.

optimisticlady said...

I hope he was not disbarred because he 'fights' for the downtrodden(as I see online).

Bootylycious diva said...

you this babe 😍😍😍😍

Great charming said...

Stupid man and his followers are more foolish

nina chocomile said...

Hehehehehehe, shey I said it. I said it that this criminal's days as a lawyer in Nigeria are numbered, and behold it has happened. This fool messed my friend up so bad that she's still trying to recover. Nearly made her loose her license as a practising lawyer if not for her hubby and her boss that came to her aid. Emeka ugwuonye this is just the starting point. You will sink so low to the point where you'll become extinct. All the tears of those you messed will will hunt you and destroy you. Wicked man.

Great charming said...

Story for the gods he fights for his pocket

Chummy cho cho said...

Amanda your God is alive...

Anonymous said...

Dis one chance guy! Nw his karma has come calling!very dubious fake guy! May God Deliver Him o! Anuofia!

Monkey Face said...

DPA blind bats!
See what has become of your Almighty Emeka Ugwuonye?
This man is so rude, uncouth and manipulative

Monkey Face said...

He has made millions off his blind followers on Facebook. Can you imagine paying thousands just for membership on a Facebook group? Who does that??

Yummy chick cum mummy said...

THIS MAN WANT TO BE RUN DOWN BY SOM BAD PPLE..... COS HE FIGHTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. HE MAJORS IN FIGHTING FOR WOMEN WHO R IN DOMESTIC VOILENCE MARRIAGE.I FOLLOW HIM ON FB AND SEE REAL STORIES.. HOW CAN HE B A FAKE LAWYER AND HE WAS BEING HIRED BY THAT BIAFRA LEADER MAN AS A DEFENDANT IN HIS CASES. IN THE END, MAY THE TRUTH PREVAILS

Monkey Face said...

Emeka has no image. Take that to the bank. He came into limelight during Chacha's case.... The missing abuja socialite
He took advantage of the buzz it created and capitalized on that. Next he asked for membership fee andother rubbish.

Amanda Chisom's saga with Emeka made me realize the due is bad news. He had an issue with the blogger and went as far as releasing her nudes. Although he denied it in public maybe because of the its legal implications, He released those pictures to his loyalists. This I saw with my two korkor eyes

Monkey Face said...

The man you see up there is a predator.
He PREYS on the downtrodden
Especially vulnerable women with fish brain

queen hadassah said...

Karma is a bitcch! And to think that I once admired this man, I thought he was brave and kind, till he showed me his true colour

Anonymous said...

Yummy Chick, it's fish brained people like you that Emeka Ugwonye thrives on. Goan buy yourself some sense my dear.

nina chocomile said...

Yummy pls don't be carried away by what you see in fb. Emeka is a full blown unaldulterated Bastard. This guy is a thief, a blackmailer and one of the most dubious human I know. I can't go into details of what he did to my friend without her permission, if she permits me I will. All I can tell you is that me really dealt with her. He used her as collateral for a business they did, went behind and set her up with armed agencies. It was horrific. At a point I asked myself if this man is a lawyer or an armed robber. I hope you aren't one of those he conned to pay money to join his due process thingy cos he has opened office on ally of people head. And mind you, Emeka doesn't fight for no one. He only fights for his pocket.

Anonymous said...

ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!

YES I AM TYPING IN CAP AND SHOUTING.

JEEZZZZZ

ABOUT TIME THIS POMPOUS BEING IS THROWN OUT OF EVERY SINGLE PLACE HE BELONGS.

JEEZZZZZ

SEE HOW HE MESSED UP THE AIYEDOGBON CASE?

CHA-CHA AIYEDOGBON DISAPEARED AND THIS GUY WENT ON FACEBOOK SPEWING RUBBISH WITHOUT FACT. TILL DATE NOTHING CAME OUT OF IT.

ALL THE NOISE HE MAKES, NO SINGLE EVIDENCE TO SHOW HE IS SERIOUS. ALL NOISE, ALL NOISE!!!!

I MADE A COMMENT ON HIS GROUP WHEN HE POSTED ABOUT PASTOR ASHIMOLOWO AND THIS MAN LIT INTO ME, EVEN CAME INBOX TO INSULT ME AND I HAD TO ASK HIM HOW OLD HE IS. ACTING LIKE A LIL BOY THAT WAS CHASTISED AT HIS AGE, I PROMPTLY BLOCKED HIM.

i am calm now, he is just a drama queen, maybe now he will be a little bit quiet.

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

Hehehehe huh. If una hear story you go bow. I know him very well. Idiot man. Abandoned his children and came to naija. His wife left him since 19kpiridim. He left his children in d care of his mother. He left no money for food and bills. They were living hand to mouth till their house was foreclosed. The daughter is currently in naija and I'm sure this old goat is currently not aware. Stupid man. Always after fame.

Anonymous said...

So is Amanda Chisom as olosho too?
How come the man had her nudes.
Na wa for the women sef o.

Anonymous said...

Chai Nina choco milo, you don't mean it?

Oya, ngwanu, go and take permission from your friend and bring the jist to us osiso. Ehn nnem? So that we too can learn and avoid these wolves.

Let me take a screen shot of his picture and note his name to avoid stories that touch.

Anonymous said...

Hian! Bring gist na, why are you people like this? Abi you too shared nudes?

Anonymous said...

But monkey face, how did he get her nudes in the first place?

Who would be so stupid as to share nudes with someone in the first place. Women and their capital fish brain.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhn? ANON 9:59. Say what? Don't say what you don't know.
Which blogger share nudes with him? Please!!!! World people looking for how to tarnish a good man's image.

Anonymous said...

@optimistic the headline clearly states in size 22 font. EMEKA KINIKON DISBARRED.... and you say you are hoping he has not been disbarred?
How?
Anyway this is how I reason too when I have headache on one side of my brain.

Anonymous said...

Make I go and unfollow that dpa group. I don't know why Nigerians are just fraudulent in nature. I always wondered why he was making those poor women who needed help to pay dpa membership fee. Yet he will be acting as if it is charity work he is doing

Anonymous said...

Emeka Ugwuonye??!

That Man is a Scammer!

I once had a friendly chat with the baggar,you won't believe that when this Nigga published(annoymously) the chat,,he skipped the part where I stated how our paths crossed and he focused on other discussions giving
People the impression that I wanted a relationship with him!!!


2 weeks later he chatted me,i didn't even respond before he will blackmail me.


Chiaaa,,i was shocked oh at how he edited our chat!!


I never really fancied his style especially the 10k registration some fools were paying.



Emeka Ugwuonye loves trending controversial cases,that Man is A Scammer ,he tried to hijack the case of the cripple who was brutalized by the army in Onitsha but unfortunately for him,, Emeka couldn't access the Young man.

Emeka is a FRAUDSTER, , people should be warned!!

You see EMEKA UGWUONYE and INIABASI Bassey Asuquo??? Fear Them!

Anonymous said...

If I start talking about Ugwuonye, I won't attend evening Mass.


But I know that the Man with the Face of a python is not straight!

Anonymous said...

This man is a thief in black and white. He loves to listen to himself and hear people praise him. He loves to blackmail people, when he came to my inbox to toast me i quickly googled him and of course google didnt disappoint so i quietly removed myself from his group because i dont have a blog like Amanda to plead my case when it will start.
I pray they dont ever re-admit him.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for your post Stella his followers worship him like religion.he goes about telling women to divorce their husband if they are not court wedded or at any slight complain.when you comment against him he delects your comment.he collects 6500 from people as a registrations form.if you correct him he will insult you .his followers are really blind mostly women.he only wants to make money off the vulnerable ones.

Anonymous said...

@ 14.31, you are the one that can't read and understand. Can you read what she wrote a 2nd time and stop shouting???alarmist.

Amacastel said...

Shey na dis lawyer that lied against that actress brutalised by the soilders. God don catch him

sisi eko said...

Isn't this the same Lawyer that was involved in the late chacha's case? The lady whose ex allegedly killed her and staged her Facebook update? The man eh..extremely loud. So he had this much up his sleeve that he got debarred? Na wa

sisi eko said...

*disbarred*

sisi eko said...

Now you've confirm he's the same guy. He made so much noise about that case and even said his life was being threatened. Wonder what became of the story.

The General's Wife said...

Na wah o!

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