Dear Distinguished Colleagues,

The NBA President, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN has inaugurated the Conference Incident Investigation Committee (the committee) to investigate the incident that occurred on the sidelines of the just concluded 62nd Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos, at the venue for distribution of conference materials. The inauguration was held in the course of a virtual meeting held with members of the committee, yesterday, 5th September 2022. Members of the committee are:

  1. Olawale Fapohunda, SAN – Chairman
  2. CP Lough Simon Asamber, SAN – Alternate Chairman 
  3. Oyinkan Badejo
  4. Mrs. Toluwalope Aderiye
  5. Ada Edozie
  6. Daniel Onwe
  7. Mujahid Muhammed
  8. Lucky Ekarume
  9. Chinyere Nworah
  10. Adama Mohammed 
  11. Shehu Sani Idris
  12. Oyindamola Fashakin – Secretary
  13. ThankGod-Mina Hope Obeten
  14. Folashade Owolabi
  15. Tongshishak John Jude Danjuma 
In his address at the inauguration of the committee, the NBA President stated that “the conduct of our colleagues involved in the incident borders on possible violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners and other relevant laws applicable in Lagos State.” And as a promoter of the rule of law, the NBA has a duty to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur and that all those who are complicit are brought to book.  The committee was, therefore, handed the following terms of reference: Investigate the said incident; the immediate and remote cause(s) of the same, and identify the persons involved therein.  Make recommendations concerning the matters stated above, taking into consideration the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Constitution of the Nigerian Bar Association, 2015 (as amended in 2021), Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007, and other relevant legislations, policies, and guidelines.  The committee is expected to submit its Report (Findings and Recommendations) within a period of 4 weeks from the date of the inauguration. The NBA President thanks members of this committee for accepting to serve. 

AKOREDE HABEEB LAWAL National Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association.
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