At least 129 lawyers have been shortlisted for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.
Some of the lawyers who made the list are the prosecutors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Rotimi Oyedepo and Wahab Shittu, Sylvanus Tahir; Samuel Kargbo; Yakubu Maikasuwa, and Ikechukwu Obeta.
Among those the legal body approved for the coveted rank are 73 practising lawyers and 56 academic applicants.
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Bello, who is also the Secretary of the LPPC, in a statement on Monday, noted that the 129 applicants underwent both the advocate filtration stages and academic pre-qualification exercise.
Bello urged members of the public that have anything against the appointment of any of the candidates, to indicate so before 4pm of July 18, with 20 copies of such complaints pursuant to Paragraph 12(2) of the LPPC Guidelines, 2018.
“The general public is at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence of the above applicants. However, any complaint (s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a court of record in Nigeria,” she added.