BARRISTER PETER EZEOBI
HON. BARR, PETER CHUKWUNEME EZEOBI ‘KSM”
Hon. Barr. Peter Chukwuneme Ezeobi is a committed and reliable Legal Practitioner who is determined in pursuing his dreams to a logical end. Born on the 2nd day of October, 1963, to the family of Bar.Francis Ezeobi (KSM) and lady Regina Ezeobi (LSM) of blessed memory in Oguta, Oguta L.G.A of Imo state, Nigeria. Young Peter started his early educational career at Holy Ghost College, Owerri, imo state for his West African School Certificate (WASC). In quest for higher knowledge and in fulfillment of his dreams, he attended the old Imo state university for his Bachelor of Law degree (LLB Hons) (1987); and Nigeria Law school, Lagos(1989).
On completion of his studies, Peter Ezeobi’s primary assignment took off as a Youth Corps Member in Maritime commercial Law Firm of hon. F.AU Okeke & Co, from 1988 to 1989. This pragmatic and very robust legal practitioner worked as associate partner in the law firm named P.C Ezeobi & Associates where he has been the principal from 2006 to date.
Hon. Barr. Peter Ezeobi is engaged in all aspects of legal practice-litigation, solicitor-ship, corporate practice and arbitration, he is currently the Imo state chairman of All Progressives grand alliance (APGA), and he was an erstwhile Legal adviser to Oil Mineral Producing landlords Association, Imo state(OMPALAN0 ; director/ Legal Adviser to Ark Petro-Chemical Company Ltd; Director / Legal Adviser to Oguta International Energy Ltd; Chairman, imo State Committee of Think Tank Group on delineation of Imo State as a Member of NDDC, held in Oguta 1090; acting Supreme Advocate of the Noble Order of knight of Saint Mulumba Nigeria 2006-2012; Archdiocesan legal Adviser of Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri; Imo State Representative / Commissioner on Board of the Niger Delta development Commission (NDDC) March 2012-August 2013.
During his short stay as Imo State representative / Commissioner on Board of the NDDC, Peter Ezeobi was by the abandonment and slow execution of the NDDC projects which led his state office to work tirelessly for the completion and commissioning of over 30 projects across Imo State. Some of the projects include the NDDC Mega Prototype Hostel at Imo State University; Owerri- the 1st out of the 18 Hostels awarded in 9 Oil Producing states. He has equally attended and participated in seminars and courses both nationally and internationally to include, training on Corporate and Good Governance in kellog University, Illinois USA (2012); Law Training on Law Partnership as a Leader in a Legal Firm in Cambridge University , London (2012); Seminar on Law Practice Organized by LEEDAP and society of England (1999) . As example of excellent contributor in the development of the nation. Hon. Peter Ezeobi has delivered several lectures and keynote addresses, notable among them is the keynote address presented to the staff and members of the House of Representatives on Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) in Abuja and a Seminar lecture to stake holders in the south-South Geo political Zone in 2012. Demonstrating his philanthropic gesture, he has put smiles on the faces of over 350 physically challenged persons in Ohaji Egbema and Oguta [L.G.A] of Imo state, when he made a lasting difference in their lives.in recognition of peace of the united Nations Polac 2014; listed in the compendium of who in Imo state, by GDC company and Imo State Broadcasting Service IBC, Owerri; listed alongside eminent sons of Oguta in a book titled ‘’abridge across 987 -027617 a sociological book in south-eastern Nigeria; award for outstanding contributions towards community development and nation building by platinum standard publications ltd; award for Olu Oma [good work] by Ndigbo Magazine in appreciation of his acclaimed giant leadership strides, contributions to the economic, political well-being of the nation and service to humanity (2012); 1st category legacy award in leadership by Nigerian union of journalist (Imo State Chapter); award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the infrastructural development of FGGC, Owerri; letter of commendation from from Federal Ministry of Education for performance; honoree award by Nigerian law school 88 set; award of a pillar of the Owerri Archdiocesan catholic men organization; award of excellence in professional competence given by Holy Ghost college, Owerri Old Boys’ Association in recognition of his meritorious service to Nation and Alma Mater (2012). Naming a Hostel at St. Paul’s International Boys Secondary School, Federal Housing Estate, Egbu Road, Owerri in his name- Peter Ezeobi hostel: an Honor Award in Enugu by the 1987/1988 Nigerian Law School Set (2013).
Peter Ezeobi was a former member of the committee on African Cultural heritage Vatican, Rome. He is a devout Catholic and a knight of St. Mulumba (KSM) some of his publications are: The Concept of Nuisance in the Law of Torts with particular reference to the Noise; Co- edited a book titled Oguta-Path to Follow in the Niger – Delta ; Facts or fiction 2000; Article on the Place of Human Rights (2012).
He is a well-traveled gentleman, married to Lady Florence Chika Ezeobi and the marriage is blessed with six children. His hobbies include contributing towards upliftment of the less privileged, watching international and local news, enjoys stimulating debates, helping the needy and watching football e.t.c.