Prof indicted of ‘exam fraud’ listed among 69 lawyers for prestigious SAN title

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has released a shortlist of lawyers to be considered for the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The rank is reserved for Nigerian lawyers who have distinguished themselves in legal practice, either in the advocacy or academic lines.

Among the 69 lawyers shortlisted is, Benedicta Daudu, a professor, who was caught and suspended for examination malpractices.

Daudu, an Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law formerly at the University of Jos, was caught cheating while taking an examination for a master’s degree in Research and Public Policy at the same institution.

The university’s department of research and public policy accused her of smuggling in prepared answers during the examination for the global context in the public policy course.

In December 2016, the university suspended Daudu while trying to properly investigate the issue.

Daudu’s membership of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption was immediately suspended.

Although the lecturer instituted a legal action against the university, it was later learnt that Daudu and the UNIJOS management reached a settlement agreement out of court.

She resigned her appointment and was paid off.

Announcing the shortlisted lawyers for the awards, Hajo Bello, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, through a statement on Thursday, invited members of the public “to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence” of the shortlisted candidates.

Kayode Ajulo, a human rights activist; Funmi Falana,  wife of Femi Falana and Folashade Alli, daughter of Afe Babalola and Adeola Adedipe, a constitutional lawyer, also made the list.

Find the full list below:

1.Felix Ota Offia, Esq

2.Lawrence Bankole Falade, Esq

3.Kingsley Osabuohein Obamogie, Esq

4. Folashade Abosede Alli, Esq

5.Abiola Isiaq Oyebanji, Esq

6.Bomo Olakunle Agbebi, Esq

7.Daniel Osinach Uruakpa, Esq

8.Oseloka Godwin Osuigwe, Esq

9.Babatund E Adeoye, Esq

10.Babseyi Sigismund Joseph, Esq

11. Emmanuel Moses Enoidem, Esq

12.Kehinde Olufemi Aina, Esq

13.Ngozi Chido Olehi, Esq

14. Aaron Chileokwu Okoroma, Esq

15.Ibrahim Dalhatu Angulu, Esq

16.Olayiwola Emmanue L Afolabi, Esq

17. Sule Shu’aibu, Esq

18.Abiodun Olanrewaju Olaleru, Esq

19.Alfred Olufemi Atteh, Esq

20.Kazeem Adekunl E Sobaloju, Esq

21.Shehu Wadaabdullahi, Esq

22.Bamidele Ibironke Olawoye,Esq

23. Oluwaseyilayo Akinkunmi Ojo, Esq

24. Funmi Falana, Esq

25. Felix Tamara Udenke Mefa Okorotie, Esq

26. Oluwagbenga Seun Ajayi, Esq

27. Friday Ramses Aku Onoja, Esq

28. John Agada Elachi, Esq

29. Bola Razaq Gold, Esq

30. Paul Kasimanu Wamad Uemene, Esq

31. Rafiu Oyeyemi Balogun, Esq

32. Oluwole Aladedoye, Esq

33. Paul Yn Osobhase Abhulimen, Esq

34. Jonathan Taidi Gunu, Esq

35. Tochukwu Jude Onyiuke, Esq

36. Olukayode Abraham Ajulo, Esq

37. Christpher Adapar Umar , Esq

38. Chibueze Ogechi Ogbonna,Esq

39. Yemi Adewale M’sbaudeen Adesina, Esq

40. Omoyemi Lateef Akangbe, Esq

41. Olumide Akin Wale Olujinmi , Esq

42. Musa Adamu Aliyu, Esq

43. Fidelis Chuk Wunonye Mbadugha, Esq

44.Onyemaechi Chkwudi Adiukwu, Esq

45.Kechukwu Philip Onuoma, Esq

46. Yakubu Philemon, Esq

47. Johnny Ugwugwaye Agim, Esq

48. Aliyu Lemu Ibrahim, Esq

49 . Isaiah Bozimo, Esq

50. Prisca Ozoiloesike, Esq

51. Yahaya Dan’asabe Dangana, Esq

52. Adeola Oluwaseun Adedipe, Esq

53. Adedayo Samue Ladedeji, Esq

54. Chikaosolu Ojukwu, Esq

55. Musaahmed Attah, Esq

56. Ayotunde Foluso Ogunleye, Esq

57. Olayemi Badewole, Esq

Shortlisted academic applicants in order of seniority at the bar

Prof. John Alewo Agbonika

Prof. Osy Chukwu Chukwunyere Nwebo

Prof. Nlerum SundayOkogbule

Prof. Nnamdi Onyeka Obiaraeri

Prof. Mohammed Lawal Ahmadu

Prof. Nathaniel Ahagbue Inegbedion

Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevbo

Prof. Babatunde Adetunji Oni

Prof. Chima Josephat Ubanyionwu

Prof. Ganiyu Adeyemi Oke

*Prof. Benedicta Lopez Daudu

Prof. Omoniyi Bukola Akinola

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