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Published On: Sat, Jul 6th, 2013

DELSU RAPE SAGA : Counsel to Female Student May Face NBA Ethics Committee

Disgraced DELSU lecturer Mr Ifeanyi Ugwu

By Brisibe Perez
Information reaching Naija Gossips has it that counsel to the alleged victim involved in the DELSU Rape Saga, Bar Anuku Oghene-Menshach may face the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ethics Committee over the act of professional misconduct.
It was gathered that following what it termed as “unscrupulous practice”, Delta Women NGO, a group which took up the case promising to fight the matter to the latter, was involved in what has been described as a war of words with Bar Anuku over a purported civil settlement of the incident. As a result of the said war of words, the NGO petitioned Anuku before the NBA questioning his ethical standard as a lawyer.
A source within the Ughelli branch of the NBA where Anuku is a member, who confided in Naija Gossips confirmed that the chapter received the petition letter yesterday (5th July), adding that the petition would be forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the NBA during their next sitting.
The source disclosed that if the need arises, the lawyer in question and other parties involved would be invited to appear before the committee, stressing that if found wanting, the lawyer ( Anuku) would be sanctioned.
It would be recalled that following an alleged rape incident involving a lecturer of the Theater Arts Department of the Delta State University, Abraka, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwu Raphael and a 400level female student (name witheld) of the same department and university, a case of kidnap was initiated at the Abraka Police Station by Mr. Ifeanyi alleging that he was kidnapped after he was indicted via a jungle justice by some students who later posted his nude pictures on the internet. As a result of this, the female student was declared wanted and only reported herself six days after the incident at the police station where she was detained till the next day.
The case was subsequently transferred to the Ughelli Police Command were the alleged victim resides, it was at the Ughelli Police Command that Bar Anuku in connivance with counsel to Mr. Ifeanyi opted for a civil settlement.
Meanwhile copies of the petition were also made available to the Warri and Asaba branch of the NBA.
Source; Naija Gossip

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