Lawyers in Trouble as NBA Announces Plan Against Those Who Looted Conference Materials

Lawyers in Trouble as NBA Announces Plan Against Those Who Looted Conference Materials

  • Lawyers who vandalised the 2022 Nigerian Bar Association's conference materials will be punished
  • The plan for punishment was announced by the president of the NBA, Olumide Akpata on Thursday, August 25
  • According to Akpata, anyone found complicit in the destruction of the conference materials on Tuesday, August 23, will face the consequences

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata has reacted to the vandalisation of some conference materials by some lawyers in Lagos.

Speaking days after the 2022 NBA's annual general conference, Akapata assured that any lawyer found to have been involved in the destruction of the conference material at the venue of the event will be punished.

NBA, Olumide Akpata, Nigerian lawyers, Eko Atlanic City, 2022 NBA Conference
The NBA has announced plans to punish lawyers who vandalised conference materials in Lagos. Photo: Olumide Akpata
Source: UGC

The 2022 NBA annual general conference took place on Tuesday, August 23, at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos.

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Attended by many dignitaries including top contenders for the 2023 presidential election, the event witnessed some berserk display by some lawyers.

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Some of the lawyers at the venue of the event were captured on a trending video vandalising conference materials meant to be distributed to participants.

The Cable reports that the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) of the NBA had earlier sent out emails informing lawyers that distribution of conference materials would be suspended owing to substandard materials supplied.

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However, addressing the incident, Akpata said anyone found complicit will face the consequences.

His words:

“I hereby assure the generality of Nigerian legal practitioners that any lawyer found complicit in the vandalisation of conference booths, theft of phones, assault on officials will be prosecuted.
“No one said we will not encounter difficulties in life but the hallmark is how quickly we resolve such difficulties."

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