The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) of the Nigerian Supreme Court has shortlisted the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Olarewaju Adigun Fagbohun and 63 others for the 2018 rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
According to the Chief Registrar (CR) of Supreme Court and Secretary of the LPPC, Hadizatu Mustapha, Professor Fagbohun’s name was under the academic category.
The list released is made up of names of candidates that were successful after the first and second advocates’ filtration, academic pre-qualification exercise and the appeal process.
A breakdown of the list shows that 55 candidates were under the category of advocates while nine came under the academic category.
The Chief Registrar said that the general public was at liberty to comment on the integrity and reputation of any of the shortlisted candidates.
Those shortlisted include Wole Seun Agubiade, Charles Chukwuma Ogujiofor, Olaniyi Maruph Olopade, Ikhide Ehighelua, Ayo Asala, Oluwole Osamudiame, Kenneth Chukwuemeka Ahia, Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Oladipo Adekorede Olasope, Mosediq Adeniji Kazeem, George Chiedu Igbokwe and Essien Essien Udom.
Not left out are Olabode Olutoyin Olanipekun, Adewale Eyitemi Atake, Jephthan Chikodi Njikonye, Olusegun Omoniyi Jolaawo, Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Oluseun Takintayo Akinbiyi, Ishaka Dikko Mudi, Prince Orji Nwafor-Orizu, Edmund Chinonye Obiagwu, Ebun-Olu Samuel Adegboruwa, Ibrahim Agbomere Idris, Cosmas Ikechukwu Enweluzo, Sonny Oluchukwu Wogu, Olubowale Taiwo, Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, and Adeyinka Patrick Olumide-Fusika.
Others, which include Chukwudi Nwabufo Obieze, Olayode Olumide Delano, Abdul Olajide Ajanaesq, Robert Egwono Emukpoeruo, Ama Vemaark Etuwewe, Olumide Andrew Aju, Stephen Ojomeko Zakari Adehi, Olusegun Oyediran Fowewe, Oba Maduabuchi, Musibau Adetunbi, Emmanuel Ozoemenam Achukwu, Adekola Adeyeye Olawoye, Louis Maduforo Alozie, Godwin Osemeahon Omoaka, Johnson Olalekan Ojo, and Tanimu Muhammed Inuwa.
Daniel Chukwudi Enwelum, Dr. Olumide Folarin David Ayeni, Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Michael Folorunso Lana, Leslie Arthur Olutayo Nylander, Kingsley Osabuohien Obamogie, Orok Inang Coffie Ironbar, Usman Ogwu Sule, Metong Bertram Robert Urombo, Echezona Chukuwdi Etiaba and Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa are also among the 55 on the main list.
The other eight in the academic category aside Fagbohun are professors Joseph Efeyeminen I.O. Abugu, Olaide Abass Gbadamosi, Mamman Lawan, Isa Hayatu Chiroma, Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, Bankole Adekunle Akintayo Sodipo, Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, and Offornze Dike Amucheazi.