By Ameh Ejekwonyilo
A former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mazi Afam Osigwe, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye have bagged the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
In a statement issued on Friday evening by the Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court on behalf of the Secretary, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), Dr. Festus Akande, named other 70 recipients of the award.
According to the statement, “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its 143rd plenary session held today November 13, 2020, has elevated seventy-two legal practitioners to the Inner Bar.”
It further added, “The rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is Awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.”
The swearing-in ceremony of the seventy-two SANS-designate is scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2020, the statement read.