The claim in a social media post that Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), one of the counsels of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has never lost any case since he started his law career has been fact-checked and found to be false.
On Friday, March 24, a Twitter user, De-black (@skylineict) posted a tweet with the claim that Dr Ikpeazu has never lost a case before.
His name is Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN. lead counsel to ademola Adeleke and Mr. Peter Obi, Has never lost any case before,” the tweet read.
The tweet was posted after the Court of Appeal set aside the judgement of the tribunal which sacked Senator Ademola Adeleke and affirmed him as the governor of Osun state.
Dr Ikpeazu represented the Osun governor.
Thus, the Twitter user, by the tweet, was inferring that the senior lawyer would replicate the feat at the presidential election tribunal where he is representing Obi against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
*Is it true Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) has never lost a case?*
Verifying the claim, Nigerian Tribune stated that there is no official record or data that back the claim.
“Peter Obi’s lawyer, Dr Ikpeazu has never lost a case before”.
The newspaper added that further checks showed Dr Ikpeazu, in 2019, lost his case (AKINLADE V ABIODUN) at the Ogun Election Tribunal after his client (Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement) was defeated by the then governor, Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the list endless.
It finally concluded that the claim that Peter Obi’s lawyer, Dr Ikpeazu has never lost a case before is false and misleading.