- Some lawyers have reportedly stolen phones at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) annual conference
- The serious allegation against the lawyers was levelled by the outgoing president of the NBA, Olumide Akpata
- Akpata also said that any lawyer found culpable for the theft of phones, and assault on officials will be punished
Olumide Akpata, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has raised allegations against some lawyers in the just concluded annual general conference.
The outgoing NBA presiden alleged that some lawyers stole phones and other items at a week-long Conference, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
He said this in reaction to the viral video showing some disgruntled lawyers destroying conference booths and looting conference materials.
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“Our colleagues stole bags, phones, beat up staff because we have video evidence. We are going to get the experts to look into those videos.
“Anybody found culpable for embarrassing our association and our nation like this will definitely be sanctioned."
Why I deliberately wore sneakers to NBA Conference, Kashim Shettima
Meanwhile, vice presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that he deliberately wore the outfit he wore at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos state to throw people off during the campaign.
The former Borno governor said he had received word that there was a gang up against him there and so he threw them off with his outfit.
Shettima maintained that when he found out it was a hostile crowd, he had a change of mind and decided to wear the outfit.
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The vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima, has said that the party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, will replicate his record as Lagos governor at the federal level.
Shettima said this on Monday, August 22, at the general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), adding that they would hit the ground running if elected.
The former governor of Borno recalled that his administration in the state facilitated the construction of the best schools in Nigeria.