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SAN writes NBA Trustees, urges respect for court verdict


Mr Abubakar Mahmud, NBA, President.

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Solomon Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) has written a letter to the Registered Trustees of the Association, warning them of the grave consequences of ignoring the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which nullified the Association’s 2014 and 2015 Constitutions.

The letter was addressed to Registered Trustees of the Association which include: Alhaji Abdulahi Ibrahim (SAN), Chief Anthony Mogboh (SAN), Chief T.J.O. Okpoko (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Chief Mrs Priscilia Kuye and Alhaji Muritala Aminu.

Awomolo also described as sad and selfish the desire to secure tenure at the detriment of the Association, urging the Trustee members not to undermine the judgment as it portends a grave consequences for the association.

“I write respectfully to invite your attention to the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which was delivered on Friday, March 30, 2017. The implication of this judgment is so grave that it will appear as if we have been drawn back to 1992, when the Bar Association went into crisis that nearly terminated its existence,” he wrote.

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, delivered a judgment on March 30, 2017 in a suit filed by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Supo Ojo and granted all the reliefs sought by the Plaintiff.

The Court in its judgment also voided the 2015 amended Constitution of the NBA for non-compliance with mandatory provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and also voided all actions howsoever described taken under the said constitution, amongst other reliefs.

“We think our labour to save the Association should not be allowed to waste on the alter of negligence and irresponsible leadership,” he added.

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