An Assistant Commissioner of Police,Lough Simon Asamber, has made history as the first Police Officer to be elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

ACP Simon Asamber Lough is presently serving at the force Legal Department of the Nigeria Police, Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He was born in 1969.

He was elevated alongside 71 other lawyers comprising 10 academics and 62 advocates.

Among the recipients of this year’s award included ace Lagos lawyer, Charles Mekwuye; a former member of the House of Representatives, Ehiogie West-Idahosa; Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu; former Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association, Emeka Obegolu; Police Prosecutor, Simon Lough and Eko Ejembi Eko, son of a Supreme Court Justice.

The SAN rank is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.

They will be sworn in on December 8, 2021, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, at the Supreme Court to mark the commencement of the 2022 legal year of the apex court.

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