Lawyers and Delegates at the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Bar Association Annual General Conference, holding at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos went rogue over the distribution of Conference bags, destroying registration booths and looting other conference materials.
According to a report published by TheNigerianLawyer, lawyers were seen in a video, destroying registration booths and picking items of their choice due to the unavailability of conference bags.
This incident took place in the evening of Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022, wherein lawyers had gathered to collect conference bags which had hindered them from collecting other conference materials.
“However, the distribution process was slow despite a large number of lawyers being on the queue waiting for their bags, and soon these lawyers became impatient and they led a charge which even the bouncers couldn’t hold off, and the accreditation center not only became overcrowded, but was destroyed and vandalized with lawyers looting and carting away Conference materials.
“Similarly, in that same morning, as you may recall, some lawyers protested and decried the unavailability of conference materials despite coming to the accreditation center frequently, and this according to many delegates was frustrating them.
“TheNigeriaLawyer report that the Chairman of the TCCP, T. Erojikwe in response to the protest by the lawyers on Tuesday morning, called on delegates to be patient stating that the reason that they had been unable to collect their materials was to because of the substandard quality of bags which was delivered and had been returning.
“The TCCP later on informed delegates that the bag was coming in by 6pm.
“It was in the process of the distribution of this newly arrived bags, that lawyers went rogue and vandalized the accreditation center and carting different conference materials.” The report stated.