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Supreme court reinstates disbarred ex-gov Oyinlola’s Lawyer

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Supreme court reinstates disbarred ex-gov Oyinlola's Lawyer

A five-man panel of the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the decision of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee that disbarred a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Kunle Kalejaye in 2015.

Kalejaye, a lawyer to former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun State was handed the sanction for engaging in “conduct unbecoming of a legal practitioner’’.

He was alleged to have engaged in a private communication with the Chairman of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in 2008 while representing his client who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Rauf Aregbesola who was the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria had challenged the Victory of Oyinlola in the 2007 polls.

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The matter was bought before the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal.

Kalejaye was said to have been involved in a phone conversation with the Chairman of the Tribunal without the knowledge of the other party.

The LPDC found him guilty and he was disbarred on May 21, 2015.

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