President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has vowed that any lawyer found culpable of participating in the looting of the conference materials collection centre that went viral on Wednesday will be prosecuted.
Akpata said this on Thursday while delivering his address at the Annual General Meeting of the association held in Lagos.
“I hereby assure the generality of Nigerian legal practitioners that any lawyer found complicit in vandalisation of conference booths, theft of phones, assault on officials will be prosecuted,” he declared.
He explained circumstances surrounding the delay in the distribution of the conference materials, ascribing it poor quality bags which were rejected.
He said the decision was taken to give lawyers the best.
“No one said we will not encounter difficulties in life but the hallmark is how quickly we resolve such difficulties,” he stated.