- Simon A Lough, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), has become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
- ACP Lough was among the 72 legal practitioners sworn in as SAN by CJN Tanko Muhammad on Wednesday, December 8
- The Nigeria Police Force in its congratulatory message describes the new SAN as an erudite scholar and trailblazer
In a statement on its official Facebook on Wednesday, December 8, the police congratulated ACP Lough and described him as "erudite scholar, trailblazer, and advocate par excellence".
The senior police officer was reportedly among the 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to the rank of SAN and sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, December 8.
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The ceremony took place at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The CJN admonished them to forge ahead with the right mindset and disposition to attain more impactful results.
Emmanuel Ojei Edozie said:
"Congratulations to one of the best brains in the Nigeria police force and the entire Nigeria police force."
Ankyo Moses said:
"A whole SAN is just an assistant commissioner of police, a PhD holder is a Police corporal only in Nigeria western education is a multiple sin."
Isaiah Archibong said:
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"Can you use this your new status to rescue the Nigeria police from the bondage of pencom, CPS and their conspirators,or remain quiet while the exploitation of the Junior ranks continues.
"Support the exit of police from the Contributory Pension Scheme for a secured future for serving and retired police men.
"Congratulations for having the means to serve humanity and promote justice."
Alfred A Osobe said:
"So there are still persons of honor like ACP Lough SAN in the Nigeria Police Force. Congratulations."
Ndubuisi Aloysius said:
"Congratulations sir, your victory in the corridor of legal field is well deserved. We celebrate you as members of Nigeria police force. Keep sailing."
Daughter celebrates 91-year-old father named among 72 lawyers elevated to SAN
In a related report, Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo, a 91-year-old professor of Law was on Thursday, October 21, named among the 72 lawyers elevated to the SAN rank.
Oyewo, a traditional chief in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, was among the 10 academics in the legal profession who were promoted to the prestigious position.
In her congratulatory remarks, the daughter of the new SAN, Mrs Adekitan Adeagbo described her father’s elevation at the age of 91 as divine.