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Mr. Olumide Akpata, the outgoing President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has promised to prosecute any lawyer found culpable in vandalization of booths, theft of phones, and assault on officials during the conference of the association.
Akpata stated this on Thursday during the Annual General Meeting of the NBA which is taking place at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.
Recall that some irate lawyers whose conference materials were delayed had stormed the collection centre and looted the booth.
Akpata during his speech at the AGM explained the circumstances that led to the delayed distribution, noting that it was in an attempt to ensure the best conference experience.
He said: “No one said we will not encounter difficulties in life but the hallmark is how quickly do we resolve such difficulties.
“I hereby assured the generality of Nigerian legal practitioners that any lawyer found complicit in vandalisation of conference booths, theft of phones, assault on officials will be prosecuted.”