The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Udu branch has warned against the use of the association sticker by non lawyers and unauthorized persons.
In a statement signed by the association publicity secretary, Mr. Austin Nyekigbe, Esq., the body has called on security in the area to man the road and fish out those parading as lawyers while they are not.
According to the statement, “It has come to the attention of the Nigerian Bar Association, Udu Branch that some members of the public who are neither Lawyers nor authorized to use the NBA Car Sticker are in possession of and have same affixed to their Cars within Udu and its environs.
“We wish to reiterate that the NBA Car Sticker is meant for the use of only Lawyers and the primary purpose is to identify Lawyers in the Society.
“Anything short of the above, amounts to impersonation and punishable under the extant Laws. We call on all erring members of the Public to desist from further use of the NBA Car Sticker, forthwith or face the wrath of the Law.
“We also wish to inform members of the Public that the Udu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has constituted an NBA Car Sticker Committee and has notified all Law enforcement Agencies to fish out members of the Public who are not Lawyers but are in possession of and has the NBA Car Sticker affixed to their Cars within Udu and its environs.
“The Law enforcement Agencies together with the Members of the NBA Car Sticker Committee will man the roads for the purpose of fishing out erring members of the Public in the coming days.
Let wise counsel prevail.