A human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Doctor Olukayode Abraham Ajulo and 57 others were on Thursday elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee LPPC).
The committee headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, after several hours of deliberation confirmed the appointment of the new SAN, which comprised of 57 legal practitioners and one from the academic.
A statement by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court / Secretary of the LPPC, Hajo Sarki-Bello, said that the new SANs were appointed as a result of their excellence in the law profession and in the adherence to the Code of Ethics of the profession.
The statement said that the LPPC meeting considered four different petitions against some of the applicants and dismissed them for lacking in merit.
It further stated that the new senior advocates would on Monday November 27, be inaugurated by the CJN at the Supreme Court complex.
Apart from Ajulo, others include, Felix Ota Offia, Lawrence Bankole Falade, Kingsley Obamogie, Folasade Alli, Abiola Isiaq Oyebanji, Bomo Olakunle Agbebi, Daniel Uruakpa, and Oseloka Godwin Osuigwe.
Others are Babatunde Adeoye, Babaseyi Joseph, Emmanuel Moses Enoidem, Kehinde Olufemi Aina, Nghozi Oleh, Aaron Chile Okoroma, Ibrahim Angulu and Olayiwola Afolabi among others.