Otu Oka Iwu, the apex law society for lawyers of Igbo extraction, has congratulated three of its members who were recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

In a statement signed by Bar. Joy Nzube-Uzoeghelu and Bar. Obinna Okereke, respectively President and General Secretary of the association, the respected association prayed God to “bless you with wisdom and grace to continue to excel in our noble profession.”

Among the Otu Oka Iwu members elevated to the coveted rank are former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) General Secretary, Chief Philip Ndubuisi Umeh (SAN); Mr. Ikenna Okoli (SAN) and Dr. Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye (SAN).

It is recalled that two Otu Oka Iwu members, Messrs Chukwuka Ikwuazom (SAN) and Lotanna Okoli (SAN) were equally elevated to the new rank during the penultimate edition.

Below is the statement.


The Executive Committee of OTU Oka Iwu (Law Society) on behalf of members of the Association congratulate our esteemed members who were conferred with Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 8th December, 2021. We extend our best wishes and congratulations to you all:

1. Chief Philip Ndubuisi Umeh SAN
2. Mr. Ikenna Okoli SAN
3. Dr. Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye SAN

We pray that God will bless you with wisdom and grace to continue to excel in our noble profession.

Okereke Obinna, Esq.                                                                               Joy Nzube-Uzoeghelu, Esq.
General Secretary                                                                                       President

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