Lawyers disrupt hotel services over NBA conference materials

NBA conference bag

Lawyers have again gone on rampage over the collection of bags and other materials at the ongoing annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

On Thursday, some lawyers besieged BWC Hotel, opposite Eko Atlantic on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, venue of the conference and grounded its services while the conference was ongoing.

This is coming after the NBA was forced to shut down the previous registration centre following destruction by lawyers over the slow pace of distribution of conference materials.

NBA president Olumide Akpata informed the meeting on Thursday about the development at BWC Hotel, expressing his disgust over the conduct of the lawyers.

He said: “Lawyers have taken over BWC Hotel. Lawyers are sitting on the tables and desks of the hotel. It has become impossible for the hotel to conduct its businesses.”

Following the incident, Akpata sought and got the permission of other lawyers at the AGM and quickly dispatched the association’s first vice president John Aikpokpo-Martins to BWC Hotel to join officials in charge of distribution of the conference materials to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the NBA has stepped down its proposed constitution amendments.