The Disciplinary Committee of Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee’s hearing on the petition of alleged misconduct filed by the family of a former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, against the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), will resume on November 29, it was learnt.
The LPPC is the body that confers the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on lawyers and reserves the power to withdraw the rank from any lawyer on the grounds of ethical breaches. The three-man panel of the LPPC led by the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Ojo, had, on June 14, adjourned the hearing of the petition indefinitely to afford the petitioners enough time to regularise their complaint.
The Dasuki family had made the request for the indefinite adjournment through their lawyer, Mr Victor Okwudiri, of the law firm of Ahmed Raji (SAN), to carry out the regularisation by filing a “verifying affidavit” which was originally not part of the petition. Malami’s team, led by Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN), did not oppose the request for adjournment.
It was learnt that the petitioners’ legal team had afterwards carried out the regularisation which prompted the LPPC panel to issue a new notice for the continuation of hearing on Friday.