A Senior Advocate of Nigerian, SAN, Chief Yomi Aliyu, SAN, has blasted the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr Olumide Akpata for dragging a partner in the law firm of the Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, Mrs Adekunbi Ogunde, to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, LPDC.
Chief Yomi was reacting to the news that Chief Olanipekun’s partner will be prosecuted by the NBA for professional misconduct.
Recall that BarristerNG earlier reported that Chief Olanipekun’s partner solicited for clients of other lawyers, Promising that Chief Olanipekun SAN will use his position as body of Benchers Chairman to influence all Nigerian Judges to give an expatriate oil company a favorable Judgement.
Responding, Chief Yomi Aliyu SAN wrote on a public platform of lawyers:
“President Akpata, una do well ooooo! Yoruba lawyers shall be there in full force to defend our leader and Primus inter Peres! No Yoruba son shall ever be made a sacrificial lamb like it was done to Kunle Kalejaiye SAN! Call it what you like! Tribalism! Yes! What an insult! We are Yorubas before we are Nigerians!”