June 14, 2024

NBA Benin Branch reconstitutes Anti-touting Committee, adopts ‘The Lion Bar’ Sobriquet

Nigerian Bar Association

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA Benin Branch has reconstituted its Anti-Touting and Ethics Committee with Lawrence Aiserewede Esq., as Chairman.

Members of the committee are:

Ivie Elema Esq., Secretary Jude Imagbeghian Mathew Enedion
Amaechi Nwaozor
Mathew Enedion
Omiogbemi Anesi Lawrence
Festus Adubor
Alhaji Habib Raje
W.W. Uche Esq.
Joy Obasuyi
Rosemary Ole Ogbusuah
Israel Idahosa

The committee was recomposed at the branch’s monthly meeting held Sunday , 5th of May,2019, at the NBA Benin Bar House.

The Anti-touting and Ethics Committee is saddled with the mandate to curb ambulance chasing at the Magistrate’s Court and check the activities of ‘charge and bail’ counsel. Any member found wanting will be made to face the Disciplinary Committee.

The Lion Bar

At the Meeting, members voted unanimously to adopt the Sobriquet “The Lion Bar “. According to the statement issued by the Publicity Secretary, Mr Douglas Ogbankwa, the tag was an affirmation of the vibrance and proactiveness of the NBA ,Benin Branch Executive Committee led by the ebullient Chairman, Prince Collins Benson Ogiegbaen.

The former Publicity Secretary of the Branch ,Usunobun Evbayiro ,put the issue in its pedestal ,when he stated that the Benin Bar has been a trail blazer and pathfinder in the Country, speaking truth to Power and advocating for the Bar as an Institution nationwide, just as the Benin Bar has assumed the voice of the voiceless on critical issues in Edo State .

He then moved a Motion which was seconded by O.A. Lawani and passed with seemly unanimity .
By this development ,the NBA Benin Branch officially bears the toga of the “Lion Bar”.

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