This is not the best of time for Nollywood actress Victoria Inyama and her ‘Barrister’ husband-Godwin Okri as he has been disbarred by the regulatory body for alleged dishonest conduct.
CHARGES LEVELED AGAINST OKRI
This is coming on the heels of some serious charges of money laundering Regulation, ignoring a Solicitors Regulation Authority warning on property fraud
Others are acting as a solicitor for both and seller of a property with both parties consent which resulted in conflict interest
Also the non-cooperation with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as he failed to notify the BSB when he was struck off the roll of solicitors in 2009.
In a press statement which released on February 22, 2018, the BSB revealed what led to the final decision by a tribunal to disbar Okri.
The press statement signed by the Bar Standard Board reads:
“Unregistered barrister Godwin Okri was ordered to be disbarred from the Bar of England and Wales at an independent disciplinary tribunal hearing
“Held on Wednesday 21 February 2018, following charges brought by the Bar Standards Board
“The decision comes following dishonest and discreditable conduct on Mr Okri’s part in 2004 whilst he was acting in a conveyancing transaction as a solicitor
“Mr Okri acted for both seller and buyer where a conflict of interest existed without the written consent of both parties
“In the process Mr Okri breached Money Laundering Regulations, ignored a Solicitors Regulation Authority warning on property fraud
“And dishonestly assisted a third party in securing a property for substantially less than its market value
“Mr Okri was also found to have failed to cooperate with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as he failed to notify the BSB when he was struck off the roll of solicitors in 2009
“Speaking about Wednesday’s Bar tribunal, a BSB spokesperson said:
“This finding serves as a reminder to barristers that their professional conduct when practising as solicitors, or indeed as any other legal professionals
“Will be taken into account when considering their membership of the Bar. The tribunal’s decision to disbar Mr Okri reflects the seriousness of his actions when acting as a solicitor.
“The tribunal’s decision is open to appeal.”
Although Okri was called to Bar in 1995 by Lincoln’s Inn, he has however never practiced as a barrister in England and Wales.”
Weeks back, Nollywood actress Victoria Inyama took her Facebook page to vent about her husband’s refusal to grand her divorce
Claiming that her husband has a live-in lover and domestic violence and getting him arrested
VICTORIA (WIFE) REACTS:
“D bondage is sickening and all his legal antics. They saw the law is fair but not when he manipulates it like he does
“He has a live in lover and still wouldn’t divorce me! He assaulted me yesterday and d first time, I called the police on him
Married to Godwin, the duo met in London in 2003, at a show. They got married 12 years ago.
Godwin Okri is brother to the Omoge crooner Music Icon Mike Okri, also brother, Ben Okri who won the Booker Prize for Literature and awarded MBE
Godwin’s daughter Natalie Okri was a semifinalist of the 2008 Britain has Got Talent competition.