A proposed order for withdrawal of counsel for defendant Olushegun Olagundoye’s Kinghaven Group is awaiting Judge’s endorsement as of press time.
International Guardian – Houston, TX – Documents recovered from the Harris County District Clerk (Cause No.2016-33668 – EZENAGU, NKEOMA BRENDA vs. OLAGUNDOYE, OLUSHEGUN B -Court 151) reveal that a proposed order is awaiting court’s endorsement following a motion to grant a withdrawal of Mr. Patrick Chukelu as counsel to defendant Olushegun Olagundoye’s Kinghaven Counselling Group.
Olushegun Olagundoye, owner or President of Kinghaven Counseling Group is being sued for $1,000,000.00 by a former employee for sexual assault and battery – an allegation he is fighting with two attorneys. Mr. Patrick Chukelu is the counsel Kinghaven Counseling Group, whereas Sean Greenwood is standing in for Olushegun Olagundoye.
Mr. Chukelu has in his withdrawal motion opted to shield his reasons under a preserve of attorney-client privilege. However it is not clear if some latest developments in the case prompted Mr. Chukelu’s unanticipated withdrawal. For instance, International Guardian publisher, Dr. Anthony Obi Ogbo after his deposition, September by the defense, had expressed concerns in writing to all the attorneys of record, over what he called “breach of confidentiality, betrayal of trust, and unprecedented measures of two-facedness” by Attorney Chukelu in Olugundoye’s case.
In a grievance memo recently filed, and now pending in the State Bar of Texas, titled ““violation of confidentiality of Information; engagements of Conflict of Interest; violation of Duties to Former/Present Client by Attorneys: Patrick Chukelu and defense-partner, Sean Greenwood,” Dr. Ogbo had cited an unethical collaboration between Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Chukelu over using confidential information about his news outfit acquired by Mr. Chukelu as his long-term attorney to benefit their ongoing defense partnership.
Similarly, attorney to the plaintiff, Ms. Anne Gbenjo in a motion to compel Kinghaven ‘s responses to plaintiff’s interrogatories, request for production of documents and for sanctions, cited Mr. Chukelu’s conflict in the case, questioning the legitimacy of his representation. See Motion to Compel >>>
These developments may have changed the dynamics of the case and equally could have impacted Mr. Chukelu’s latest decision, it was gathered.
The legal brawl started around the middle of 2016 when Olushegun Olagundoye was sued for $1,000,000.00 by Ezenagu for sexual assault and battery. The petition shows three causes of action, namely; Assault Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Violation of Texas Labor Code/Laws. In his responses, Olagundoye generally denies all of Plaintiff’s claims against him. According to the petition, shortly after Plaintiff commenced employment at Kinghaven, “Defendant Olagundoye, subjected her to horrendous and repetitive incidents of sexual assault and torture as he repeatedly ordered her to report to his office to perform sexual acts on the floor of his office. When Plaintiff rebuffed Olgundoye’s advances and expressed her concerns over the acts, Olagundoye told Plaintiff that there was nothing to worry about as he had a procedure done to his penis that makes him unable to impregnate a woman.” Read the entire story: Houston: Nigerian socialite sued for rape and battery >>>
Late last year, documents recovered from the Harris County District Clerk (Cause No. 2016-33668 – EZENAGU, NKEOMA BRENDA vs. OLAGUNDOYE, OLUSHEGUN B -Court 151) revealed a 56-page document titled “Plaintiff’s Medical Record and Recording Submitted by Defendants in Discovery” revealing as exhibits, both a bombshell recorded lengthy phone conversation involving Olagundoye and presumably one of a mistress, and a detailed medical record of his accuser. Click to see Publication: >>
Trial has been set for February 19, 2018. If the case has not been reached by the second Friday after this date, according to Court document, “the trial will be reset.”