Mr. Olumide Akpata, the outgoing president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has stated that anyone discovered to have participated in the theft of phones, the vandalism of conference booths, or the attack of authorities will face legal consequences.
This was said by Akpata on Thursday during the NBA’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos.
After not receiving their conference materials on time, some irate lawyers rushed the collecting center and ransacked the booth.
In order to provide lawyers with the best conference experience, Akpata elaborated on the facts surrounding the delayed distribution during his speech at the AGM.
He said: “No one said we will not encounter difficulties in life but the hall mark is how quickly do we resolve such difficulties.
“I hereby assured the generality of Nigerian legal practitioners that any lawyer found complicit in vandalisation of conference booths, theft of phones, assault on officials will be prosecuted.”