BREAKING: OLAYIWOLA AFOLABI, KINGSLEY OBAMOGIE, 56 others get SAN rank
The number of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) rose by 58 on Thursday, October 12, with the conferment of the rank on new set of lawyers, including Olayiwola Emmanuel Afolabi, Kingsley Osabuohien Obamogie ,human rights activist, Kayode Ajulo and wife of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), Funmi amogst several others.
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Commines (LPPC), Ms.Hajo Sarki Bello disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
She said the LPPC approved the elevation of the 58 at its 159th plenary session held on October 12, with the Chairman, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola in attendance.
Out of the 58 only one, Prof. Babatunde Adetunji Oni made it from the academic category, while the other 57 are from the advocate category.
Ms. Sarki-Bello said: “The rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession, who distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.
“The meeting further considered four different petitions written against some of the applicants and determined thet cach of _ petition lacked merit and thus dismissed.
“The swearing-in ceremony of the 58 successful applicants is scheduled to take place on Monday the 27th day of November.”
Also on the list include Olumide Olujinmi (son of former Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Akin Olujinmi, SAN) and former National Legal Adviser of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Enoidem.
Below is the full list:
1 FELIX OTA OFFIA, ESQ
2. LAWRENCE BANKOLE FALADE, ESQ
3. KINGSLEY OSABUOHIEN OBAMOGIE, ESQ
4. FOLASHADE ABOSEDE ALLI, ESQ
5. ABIOLA ISIAQ OYEBANI, ESQ
6 BOMO OLAKUNLE AGBEBI ESQ
7. DANIEL OSINACH URUAKPA , ESQ
8. OSELOKA GODWIN OSUIGWE, ESQ
9. BABATUNDE ADEOYE, ESQ
10. BABASEYI SIGISMUND JOSEPH, ESQ
12, KEHINDE OLUFEMI AINA, ESQ
13. NGOZI CHIDO OLEHI, ESQ
14. AARON CHILEOKWU OKOROMA, ESQ
15. IBRAHIM DALHATU ANGULU, ESQ
16. OLAYIWOLA EMMANUEL AFOLABI, ESQ
17, SULE SHU’AIBU, ESQ
18 ABIODUN OLANREWAJU OLALERU, ESQ
19. ALFRED OLUFEMI ATTEH, ESQ
20. KAZEEM ADEKUNLE SOBALOJU, ESQ
21. SHEHU WADA ABDULLAHI ESQ
22. BAMIDELE OLAWOYE IBIRONKE, ESQ
23. OLUWASEYILAYO AKINKUNMI OJ0, ESQ
24. FUNMI FALANA, ESQ
25. FELIX TAMARAUDENKEMEFA OKOROTIE,
26. SEUN OLUWAGBENGA AJAYI, ESQ