Adebayo Adenrele

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Olumide Akpata, has condemned lawyers who looted conference materials and destroyed the collection centre during their annual general Conference held at Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.

Akpata stressed that anyone found to have looted the NBA conference materials and assault on officials will be prosecuted.

In 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,”

According to him, the reason for the delay in the distribution of conference materials was due to the low-quality bags supplied.

He said 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 due to substandard materials supplied.

NEWSTODAYNG recalled that some lawyers went on a rampage over the distribution of bags at the association’s Annual General Conference, through a viral video that surfaced online.