EFCC Prosecutor, Oyedepo, 60 Others Make SAN List
The prosecutor for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wahab Shittu and 61 other lawyers have been conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Omadaily reports that the SAN rank was conferred on the lawyers by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).
The LPPC, which is headed by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, approved the conferment of the rank on the lawyers, at the end of its 154th plenary session on Thursday.
LPPC Secretary and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Sarki Bello said, in a statement, that the 62 lawyers conferred with the SAN rank this year comprised of 53 as advocates and nine from academics.
Bello said the swearing-in ceremony of the 62 SAN appointees has been scheduled for November 21, 2022.
Those to be sworn in as SANs, are; Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Johnson Tarigho Omophe, Lawrence Sunday Oko-Jaja, Christopher Agbomeirhe Oshomegie, Sanusi Olugbenga Sai’d, Wahab Kunle Shittu, Emmanuel Idemudia, Diri Mohammed, Oladipo Akanmu Tolani, Ayodeji Omotoso, Chijioke Ogbonna Erondu, Ajoku Kingsley Obinna, Yakubu Maikasuwa, Henry Eshijonam Omu, Dagogo Isreak Iboroma, Joseph Ademu Akubo, Gozoe Bertrand Obi and Inam Akpadiagha Wilson.
Others are; Abubakar Nature Sulu-Gambari, Abioye Araoye Asanike, Sylvanus Tahir u, Bolarinwa Aidi, Tonye Krukrubo, Aderemi Bashua, Kolapo Kolade, Samuel Kargbo, Ifeanyichukwu Obiakor, Olasoji Olowolafe, Mutalubi Adebayo, Victor Ogude, Sulayman Ibrahim, Mumini Hanafi, Tanko Ashang, Damian Okoro, Andrew Malgwi, Etukwu Onah, Adeboro Adamson, Bankole Akomolafe, Kelechi Obi, Andrew Odum, Okoro Edwin, Godson Ugochukwu.
Likewise; Steven Ononye, Ikani Agabi, Mustapha Ibrahim, Muizudeen Abdullahi, Magaji Ibrahim, Sanusi Musa, Oladoyin Awoyale, Rotimi Oyedepo, Chukwudubem Anyigbo, Lukman Fagbemi and Micheal Numa.
Meanwhile, Prof. Kathleen Okafor, Próf. Muhammed Abdulrazaq, Prof. Amokaye Gabriel, Prof. Ismail Olatunbosun, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, Ass/Prof. Theodore Maiyaki, Prof. Olaide Gbadamosi and Ass/Prof. Chimezie Okorie, were the academic appointees for the rank.
“The meeting further approved a new Guidelines for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and all matters pertaining to the rank to guide future exercises”, the statement read.