Osuya & Osuya Law Firm & me

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I saw Osuya & Osuya Law Firm on hg.org criminal defense lawyers listing. I paid a 10k naira consultation fee. Agreed to 3.7m naira for mediation & representation, and, ~4m naira for petitions. I preferred representation & withdrawal first with my allocated 10m naira budget. Osuya & Osuya argued that mediation costs 3.5m naira and representation would cost 3.9m naira. This was against our agreement of 3.7m naira for mediation and representation. I published this post arguing publicly about the different interpretations hoping we’d come to a compromise. Osuya & Osuya complained about my public approach and offer 100% refund. I appreciated their professionalism and offered 50% to cover expenses they stated they spent (Osuya & Osuya sent a flight ticket proving they had started spending on my representation).

I recommend Osuya & Osuya Law Firm.

Summary

Great Law Firm – I’ll recommend them.

  • Podcast

  • On April 19, 2022, I went to Asaba to pickup items ordered from konga. Happy Uboh texted me that he was sick. I told him that I'll close at 3pm. I picked up the items and returned to Agbor before 3pm. My staff welcomed me and we closed at 3pm. The last staff was Emmanuel who asked we continue construction which I refused because I had another schedule at 3pm. When happy Uboh broke into my gated premises after 3pm, my staff also named Happy and myself were the only persons in the premises. When I found happy Uboh after his break in, I asked him how he got in. He apologized and asked for help. I went out and called neighbours to help, a laundry man named bright helped. There was no blood at my premises, my vehicle or the hospital. Police criminally claim he was shot and falsified a confessional statement to support their criminal claim. Happy Uboh had no visible injury on his body, was not bleeding and I did not witness his death. I also have not seen his dead body admist the criminal claim that he is dead.
    1. Ep5: Apr 19 attack & frameup
    2. Ep4: Family's wrongdoing
    3. Ep3: Repeat Attacks
    4. Ep2: Reports to Police
    5. Ep1: Nigeria Police Murder Frameups

I contacted Osuya & Osuya Law Firm from it’s listing on:

https://www.hg.org/lawyers/nigeria/lagos/criminal-defense

Consultation & engagement

I spoke to Loveline, a staff at Osuya & Osuya Law Firm, dark skinned, young. I was charged 10,000 for consultation and had a conference with Osuya, Loveline and some other persons where we discussed at length about my requirements.

I sent my service request to Loveline on 24 November, 2023.

The service request is below:

  • Your professional expertise and recommendation alongside these:
  • Representation at Umunede high court
  • Fundamental rights suit
  • Petition to ministry of justice to drop unjust charge of murder
  • Petition to police to drop unjust charge of murder.
  • Petition to police against persons responsible for malicious damage to property – accused, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Petition to police against persons responsible for armed attempt to kill, forcible entry, burglary – accused, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Petition to police against persons responsible for poisoning, burglary – accused, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Lawsuit against persons responsible for malicious damage to property and robberies – respondents, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Lawsuit against persons responsible for aiding robbery and damages through fault and tampering of bad CCTV and security installation – respondents, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Lawsuit against persons suspected of poisoning food and drinks in premises – respondents, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Lawsuit against persons for armed attempt to kill, forcible entry – respondents, reasons and evidence will be listed.
  • Lawsuit for return of fees paid and services not rendered against at least 3 lawyers.
  • Petition to NBA against lawyers, at least 3 lawyers are being petitioned. Request to LPDC for disbarment of some of the lawyers will be sought.
  • Petition to EFCC for financial crimes by police officers.
  • Media publication of this matter.
  • I’d seek arrest and investigations in both petitions and lawsuits. I’d also seek compensation for damages in lawsuits.



They responded they’d like to visit Delta and conduct due delligence before giving a quote but we eventually agreed on the service list above which clearly states representation in the criminal trial at umunede and other services.


This was the mail from Clement Osuya.



Dear Mr. Mouka,

I would like to sincerely apologize for our delayed response.

After thoroughly reviewing the information provided in your briefing
about the services you require from our firm, we have carefully
organized all petitions and legal matters related to your case and
integrated them into a coherent strategy. This strategy addresses the
purported damages to both the property and your person. We have included
a detailed invoice for your reference, outlining all the associated
fees.

Our firm has a standard practice to thoroughly understand the facts
before initiating petitions against our colleagues. However, our
decision regarding this matter will depend on the findings of our
thorough investigation and due diligence. We will only determine whether
it is appropriate to pursue legal action against the individuals
implicated in your complaint after conducting a comprehensive review of
all facts and evidence.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a quotation for the court cases
involving the individuals mentioned in your brief. To accurately assess
the situation, a visit to Delta State will be made by our lawyers for a
thorough investigation to be conducted. We will review all pertinent
facts and identify the relevant court with jurisdiction, in addition to
considering other essential factors. Furthermore, we must ascertain your
desired reliefs to understand the scope of the matter. Once these steps
are completed, we will be in a position to furnish you with a
comprehensive fee quotation for the successful handling of your case.
Rest assured that we will do all we can to ensure the best possible
outcome for your case.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we proceed with the
necessary due diligence.

We remain committed to ensure that your legal needs are met with the
utmost professionalism and expertise.

Best regards,

Warm Regards,

Clement Osuya, FCIArb;UK
Senior Partner.


Osuya & Osuya Law Firm was made aware of representation and withdrawal but an explanation of their invoice tries to separate withdrawal from representation.

This is the invoice which Osuya & Osuya Law firm claims is not representation and withdrawal. The invoice states it as representation and withdrawal. My request stated a request for cost of representation and withdrawal and petitions..ect.

It took some time finding the mail which I’ll cite to Osuya & Osuya Law Firm and persons involved that the expected quote covered representation and withdrawal not withdrawal in isolation. I also notified them that I’m budgeting 10million naira to the affair, with 5million naira to the legal aspects at most and 5million to the accusers who requested 5million naira.


This was my mail to Clement Osuya and the firms general mail.


Noted.

What is the advised payment plan ?.

I’ve budgeted 5m as payment to the accusers who’ll be withdrawing their accusation in light of they being unaware I was the target and victim and reported previous incidents to the police.
The person of Barr.Agholor whose contact I’ll provide is liasing for the accusers. The IPOs have confirmed he representing the accusers.
Priority is representation, withdrawal, then petitioning.
I’ve budgeted about 10m to this affair and taken steps to make that amount available.
I can pay for the representation and withdrawal efforts stated up to entirety and make the 5m for payment for withdrawal available.
I’ve spent more than 100m in charity and up to 50m in legal efforts. I’m not working while detained so I’m able to cater to a maximum of 10m for immediate actions until I’m out and can access more money.
I may be able to pay the entirety of 7m you stated according to your payment plan but I’m expecting 5m allocated to the withdrawal from my 10m budget.

Mouka Emmanuel.


Osuya & Osuya Law Firm after receiving the representation and withdrawal inclusive expected fee of 3.5 million of 3.7 million naira total argue that they’ll charge an extra 3.9 million naira for representation if withdrawal is unsuccessful with their mail stating the withdrawal charge is pursuant to a successful withdrawal but same mail claiming the charge for representation is different.

This is the self contradicting mail from Osuya & Osuya Law Firm:


Dear Mr. Emmanuel, I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to
provide further clarification regarding the earlier invoice as well as
our communication to provide clarity concerning your representations at
Umunede High Court.

As indicated, the sum of 3.7 million naira is allocated specifically for
facilitating and representing the withdrawal of the matter against you
at Umunede High Court. This cost as stated covers; due diligence and
diligent investigation of the case, preparation and review of the case
withdrawal process. This amount is applicable under the condition that
the withdrawal is successful. If we need to transition to representing
you in criminal defence, the above is not part of it, To enable the firm
to represent you in court, an additional sum of 3.9 million Naira will
be required. This additional amount is intended to cover the costs
associated with your criminal defence proceedings at the high court.

Moreso, as earlier noted, you will bear the cost of a visit to Delta
state to represent your interests, this covers expenses related to
flights, hotel accommodations, transportation/logistics across
Delta/Agbor, filing fees, bailiff fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

We believe that these details provide a comprehensive understanding of
the financial commitments associated with our legal services on your
behalf. If you have any questions or require further clarification,
please feel free to reach out at your earliest convenience.

Your prompt attention to these matters is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Osuya & Osuya Law Firm


After stating that the amount is applicable on a successful withdrawal and being aware I clearly stated representation and withdrawal, Osuya & Osuya Law Firm who gave a grouped quote for representation and withdrawal in one group and petitions in the other group are stating representation as a separate quote. I’ve paid 3.7m for representation and withdrawal, and transportation costs to Delta with a balance of 200,000 naira for representation and withdrawal before the strange notice that criminal representation is not inclusive of criminal representation and withdrawal.


I’ve asked Osuya & Osuya Law Firm to review my original notices and declaration of a 10million naira budget which excluded the petitioning on the basis of carrying out the withdrawal and paying the accusers.


I’ve stated they proceed with representation and withdrawal which means ensuring they’re in delta asap and conclude withdrawal arrangements before the next court date. I’m arguing they review the fee in light of my prior notice for the fee, for criminal defense which may not be necessary and withdrawal, as one reasonable fee rather than this impromptu separation which I can argue goes against my service request and their invoice. I find paying 3.7million naira pricey for just withdrawal. I’m paying 5million naira to the accusers.


Osuya & Osuya Law Firm simply states they are asking a total of 7.6 million naira for representation and withdrawal about which I’ve asked if they are defending me with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as I’d consider it too expensive if they’re not presenting a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.


Osuya & Osuya Law Firm will be presented these arguments showing I stated clearly that they should provide representation and withdrawal of which they charged 3.7 million naira compared to the revised charge of 3.7million for withdrawal and 3.9 million for representation. They may be renegading on our agreement if we accept my service request to be clear enough in listing individual requirements, and withdrawal efforts to be too pricey at 3.7million naira.


Osuya & Osuya Law Firm claims they’re a top law firm. I don’t know their status or capacity but in Nigeria it is agreeable that 3.7m is pricey for legal negotiations in isolation when criminal representation covers withdrawal.

Withdrawal and refund

Osuya & Osuya Law Firm stated they’re not comfortable with my public approach to discussions and offered 100% refund. They sent proof of their flight ticket to Delta State and still offered 100% refund. It’s admirable.

I offered they refund 50% instead so they don’t cover the costs of their attempt to represent me. They sent proof of refund. I’ll eventually confirm receipt.

I recommend Osuya & Osuya Law Firm, refunding attests to their stated status as a top law firm with a reputation they care about.


References & Images

  • https://osuyalawfirm.com.ng/our-mission/

One thought on “Osuya & Osuya Law Firm & me

  1. This temptation and setup is too much for you, this has to do with so many spiritual forces too, so so so painful you’re going through this, I know you’ll come out strong, please hold on tight

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