The Legal Practitioner’s Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Wednesday, announced a shortlist of 137 lawyers being considered for the prestigious Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. The LPPC said that the candidates’ had successful applications at the advocate filtration stages and academic pre-qualification exercise.
Hajo Sarki, the Secretary of the LPPC who doubles as the Acting Chief Registrar of Supreme Court said that, “All qualified candidates shortlisted are graded under the category system of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee Guidelines, 2018”.
The statement said that the general public is at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence of the candidates but Mr Sarki said any complaint (s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a Court of Record in Nigeria.
“Please be informed that in relation to paragraph 12 (2). of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee Guidelines, 2018, Twenty copies of such comments or complaints must be received at the office of the Secretary, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee not later than 4.00pm on Tuesday 13th October, 2020 or email: email@example.com
Some notable names on the list include Bolaji Owasanoye, the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasonoye, the head of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Mr Anthony Ojukwu, Delta State Attorney General, Mr Peter Mrakpo, an Abuja based legal practitioner, Mr Bankole Akomolafe, Mr Sule Shua’ Ibu, Muhammad Ndanusa, Adedapo Tunde-Olowu, Charles Oguejiofor and Robert Emukpoeruo.