Metro Festus Keyamo may soon become a SAN



Festus Keyamo, popular Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist may soon become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as he and 22-other lawyers have been invited for an interview.

Read Press Release issued by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) and obtained by Sahara Reporters :


This serves to notify the General Public that the under listed Applicants have been found worthy to attend the interview preparatory to the award of the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, 2014. The Interview dates shall be on the 8th and 9th of July, 2014. The General Public is at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence of any of the applicants. Such comments if any shall reach the undersigned on or before 7th day of July, 2014.

1. Gerald-Godwin E. Ezeuko (JNR), Esq.
2. Samuel Otseilu Zibiri, Esq.
3. Dr. Joshua Olukayode Olatoke, Esq.
4. Dr. Adewale Adedamola Olawoyin, Esq.
5. Olusola Olaseni Idowu, Esq.
6. Festus Egwarewa Keyamo, Esq.
7. Chukwudi Nwabufo Obieze, Esq.
8. Kevin Chukwudi Nwufo, Esq.
9. Chief Wale Taiwo, Esq.
10. Dr. Theophilus Akinpelu Onigbinde, Esq.
11. Teslim Olatunde Busari, Esq.
12. Olatunde Oluranti Adejuyigbe, Esq.
13. Richard Ayodele Akintunde, Esq.
14. Sylvanus Aghumele Ogwemoh, Esq.
15. Adewale Sunday Adesokan, Esq.
16. Tawo Eja Tawo, Esq.
17. Andrew Chukwuemeka Igboekwe, Esq.
18. Chike George Onyemenam, Esq.
19. Fredson Chijioke Alexander Okoli, Esq.
20. Dr. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun, Esq.
21. Oluwakemi Mufutau Balogun, Esq.
22. Ahamedula Ikechukwu Ejelam, Esq.
23. Hakeem Afolabi Olatunde, Esq.

In addition, the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee received a petition on the actions of J.A Badejo, SAN, having deliberately, unprofessionally instructed, sanctioned the filing of series of applications and withdrawing same to deprive the petitioners/claimants from the fruit of their judgment obtained eight years ago.
After consideration of the response of J.A Badejo, SAN and the outcome of the investigation by the sub-committee set up by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee: “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its General Meeting held on the 12th day of June 2014, decided to seriously warn the Learned Senior Advocate to desist from such conduct and henceforth conduct his cases in the best tradition of the Legal Profession, uphold the honour and dignity which the Senior Advocate of Nigeria commands.”
Furthermore, the no-compliance of the above stated by J.A Badejo, SAN would cause the committee to invoke the provisions of paragraph 22(1) of the LPPC guidelines, which expressly state as follows:
22-(1) The rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria may be withdrawn from any person holding the rank by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee if the person is:
a) Adjudged by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee to have conducted himself in a manner compatible with the dignity and honour of the rank;
b) Found guilty of professional misconduct by the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee; or
c) Convicted by a Court of Law for any offence which in the opinion of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee is incompatible with the honour and dignity of the holder of the rank such as an offence relating to breach of trust, theft or other offences involving fraud or dishonesty.

Sunday Olorundahunsi

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