Nneka Akudolu

Nneka Akudolu

Nneka is very conscientious, she provides advice promptly, she is very personable and defendants are very complimentary about her and the manner in which she deals with their cases. Her knowledge and application of the law is second to none and is often my go-to counsel. Judges respect her.

Legal 500 UK 2021
Year of call: 2002
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Public Prosecution

Nneka is a Grade 4 prosecutor and is adept at handling cases involving multiple defendants and complex legal issues.  She is also on the approved list to prosecute Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and regularly prosecutes both stranger and familial rape cases. Nneka receives instructions from the CPS Complex Case Unit, often involving the prosecution of police officers for a wide range of offences.

Notable Cases:

R v DH 

Leading junior instructed to prosecute DH accused of rape and assault of his biological daughter. The crown’s case was that he had exploited contact arrangements in order to abuse his daughter. The defendant absconded and left the jurisdiction during the proceedings; an application was then successfully made to proceed against him in his absence.

R v KSH

Junior alone prosecuting KSH accused of rape. The defendant was 17 years old at the time of the offences and had Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. This case involved extensive medical evidence and legal arguments surrounding the admissibility of the defendant’s interviews with the police.

R v TB

Leading junior instructed to prosecute 16 year old TB with rape and false imprisonment.  At trial, the defendant claimed that the complainant had consented to sexual intercourse.

R v A

Leading junior instructed to prosecute 5 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs in London and in the South East. The case involved substantial cell site evidence and issues revolving around the attribution of numerous mobile telephones

R v G-C

Instructed as junior counsel to prosecute an allegation of murder where the defendant stabbed her partner in the neck. The defendant claimed that she had suffered a ‘loss of control’ due to years of controlling and coercive behaviour perpetrated upon her by the deceased.

R v R

Junior alone prosecuting a high profile case where the defendant was charged with raping a woman in her 60’s having purported to be premiership footballer Loic Remy.

R v W

Junior alone instructed to prosecute a police officer for an allegation of misconduct in public office. The defendant had stolen several items of lost property, handed in by members of the public. He also failed to send driving licenses of individuals who had received fixed penalties to the DVLA resulting in dozens of licenses not being endorsed and speeding fines cancelled.

R v O

Junior alone prosecuting a stranger rape in Camden park where weapons were used to cause ‘life altering’ injuries to the complainant who remembered nothing of the attack. Identification of the defendant came from CCTV, use of his oyster card at various locations and cell site evidence from the usage of his mobile telephone.

R v A

Junior alone instructed to prosecute a pastor for child cruelty following allegations made by members of the public after witnessing her seriously assaulting numerous children within her congregation

R v W

Junior alone prosecuting a father charged with multiple counts of raping his two biological daughters. The offences dated back to the 1970’s and only came to light when the defendant was a arrested for an allegation made by his 8 year old granddaughter

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