Court dismisses Nwobike’s appeal, upholds conviction


The court of appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday upheld former Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Nwobike, conviction and dismissed his appeal for lack of merit.

Nwobike who was convicted in April 2018 of attempting to pervert the course of justice by inducing court registrars to ensure that his cases were assigned to his preferred judges so he could obtain favorable judgments.

He was sentenced to one-month imprisonment by Justice Raliat Adebiyi on 12 counts

The former justice was also stripped of his SAN rank by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee,

This laid a backdrop for his appeal in Lagos

The appellate court affirmed his conviction on counts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17.