The NBA President, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN has inaugurated the Conference Incident Investigation Committee.
The inauguration was held in a virtual meeting with members of the committee, yesterday, 5th September, 2022.
The committee is to investigate the incident that occurred at 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.
Members of the committee are:
Olawale Fapohunda, SAN – Chairman
CP Lough Simon Asamber SAN – Alternate Chairman
Mrs. Toluwalope Aderiye
Shehu Sani Idris
Oyindamola Fashakin – Secretary
ThankGod-Mina Hope Obeten
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 incident does not reoccur and 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