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FULL LIST: 9 professors, 3 EFCC prosecutors among 62 lawyers for SAN rank

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has approved the elevation of 62 legal practitioners to the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

According to a statement on Thursday, Hajo Bello, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, said the decision was reached at the LPPC’s 154th plenary session held on Thursday.

“The rank of a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics,” Bello said.

“The swearing-in ceremony of the 62 legal practitioners is scheduled to take place on Monday, the 21st day of November, 2022.”

Among the lawyers to be elevated to the rank of SAN is Wahab Shittu, a private prosecutor who handles cases for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Sylvanus Tahir and Rotimi Oyedepo, who are lawyers with the EFCC, are also listed.

FULL LIST

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Esq.

Johnson Tarigho Omophe Ugboduma, Esq.

Lawrence Sunday Oko-Jaja, Esq.

Christopher Agbomeirhe Sunday Oshomegie, Esq.

Sanusi Olugbenga Sai’d, Esq.

Wahab Kunle Shittu, Esq.

Emmanuel Idemudia Oboh, Esq.

Diri Said Mohammed, Esq.

Oladipo Akanmu Tolani, Esq.

Ayodeji Oyewole Omotoso, Esq

Chijioke Ogbonna Erondu, Esq.

Ajoku Kingsley Obinna, Esq.

Yakubu Maikasuwa, Esq.

Henry Eshijonam Omu, Esq.

Dagogo Israel Iboroma, Esq.

Joseph Ademu Akubo, Esq.

Gozie Bertrand Obi, Esq.

Inam Akpadiagha Wilson Esq.

Abubakar Bature Sulu-Gambari, Esq.

Abioye Araoye Oloyede Asanike, Esq.

Sylvanus Tahiru, Esq.

Bolarinwa Elijah Aidi, Esq.

Tonye Tombere Jenewari Krukrubo, Esq.

Aderemi Moshood Bashua, Esq.

Kolapo Olugbenga Kolade, Esq.

Samuel Peter Kargbo, Esq.

Ifeanyichukwu Sylvester Obiakor, Esq.

Olasoji Olaiya Olowolafe, Esq.

Mutalubi Ojo Adebayo, Esq.

Victor Odafe Ogude, Esq.

Sulayman Olawale Ibrahim, Esq.

Mumini Ishola Hanafi, Esq.

Tanko Tanko Ashang, Esq.

Damian Ohakwe Okoro, Esq.

Andrew Mwajim Malgwi, Esq.

Etukwu Onah, Esq.

Adeboro Lateef Adamson, Esq.

Bankole Joel Akomolafe, Esq.

Kelechi Chinedum Obi, Esq.

Andrew Osemedua Odum, Esq.

Okoro Okechukwu Edwin, Esq.

Godson Chukwudi Ugochukwu, Esq.

Steven Onyechi Ononye, Esq.

Ikani Kanu Agabi, Esq.

Mustapha Shaba Ibrahim, Esq.

Muizudeen Yunus Abdullahi, Esq.

Magaji Mato Ibrahim, Esq.

Sunusi Musa, Esq.

Oladoyin Oluseyi Awoyale, Esq.

Rotimi Iseoluwa Oyedepo, Esq.

Chukwudubem Bonaventure Anyigbo, Esq.

Lukman Oyebanji Fagbemi, Esq.

Michael Jonathan Numa, Esq.

Academic appointees (in order of seniority at the bar)

Prof. Kathleen Ebelechukwu Okafor

Prof. Muhammed Taofeeq Abdulrazaq

Prof. Amokaye Oludayo Gabriel

Prof. Ismail Adeniyi Olatunbosun

Prof. Abdullahi Shehu Zuru

Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

Ass/Prof. Theodore Bala Maiyaki

Prof. Olaide Abass Gbadamosi

Ass/Prof. Chimezie Kingsley Okorie

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