Upon hearing the application of Onyekachi Umah, Esq. LLM., ACIArb(UK) on behalf of the judgment creditor in the case of MRS. FINE ALUKO V. DIAMOND BANK PLC (Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1419/2009), the court sitting in Apo ordered contempt proceedings against the directors of the judgment debtor (Diamond Bank PlC).

The court granted the leave sought by the Abuja based lawyer for Form 48 and Form 49 of the Judgment (Enforcement) Rules to be served on the judgement debtor’s directors, Mr. Uzoma Dozie (Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer), Mr. Oluseyi Bickersteth (Chairman, Board of Directors) and Caroline Anyanwu (Deputy Managing Director), all of Diamond Bank Plc for the continued disobedience of the order contained in the judgment of the court delivered since 25th June 2013.

 Onyekachi Umah, Esq., brought his application pursuant to Order 4 Rules 8, Order 4 Rules 9, Order 9 Rules 5 and 13 of the Judgment (Enforcement) Rules, Section 72 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Order 43 Rules 1, of the FCT High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the honourable court.

The application was granted on 8th day of August 2018.

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Onyekachi Umah, Esq. has received a "Special Award" in recognition of his contribution to the growth of young lawyers in the Corps legal Aid Scheme and Nigeria in general. Mr. Umah was awarded along side Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN and other distinguished senior lawyers by the Corps Legal Aid Group of Federal Capital Territory, at an event at the Abuja Film Village Theatre, Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Area 10, Abuja on Monday 24 September 2018. The award recipients were chosen after a rigorous selection process anchored on integrity and transparency. Speaking at the event, Kenechukwu Agwu, Esq (President of the Corps Legal Aid Group), commended Mr. Umah for his immense support in training, mentoring and inspiring young lawyers as well as increasing access to free legal information for young lawyers in the scheme and across Nigeria.

It is recorded that Mr. Onyekachi Umah had delivered two powerful lectures to lawyers of the Corps Legal Aid Group within this year, as part of his free  Sabi law lecture Series (#SabiLawLectureSeries). His lectures covered emerging areas of law, like electricity law, with paper titled "Electricity Law Practise In Nigeria; Role of Young Lawyers" and then on Lawyers Bill with paper titled "Effective and Realistic Billing System for Nigerian Lawyers".    

 

 

   

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