A conflict has developed between popular comedian, Lasisi Elenu, and an official o the Nigerian Bar Association.
Apparently speaking on behalf of the association, the lawyer, Habeeb Lawal, who is the Assistant National Secretary, has warned the comedian against improperly representing lawyers in his kits.
According to him, he stands to be sued if he does so.
“Dear @lasisielenu, We’ve been tagged! We beg to use you as a point of reference to all other comedians. Lawyers have awesome sense of humour, as such we enjoy your jokes & appreciate the creativity. However, if you must represent our profession in your works..’
“Kindly ensure you properly adorn the wig, bip & gown. We acknowledge your right of expression, but NOTE that we also reserve the rights to take all NECESSARY steps to guide against the ridicule of our noble profession and @NigBarAssoc shall not hesitate to exercise those rights.
“In the likely event that you need a guide on how to make a joke about lawyers without ridiculing our appearance, here is a good guide.”