The Nigerian Bar Association has warned the popular Instagram comedian Lasisi Elenu to desist from ridiculing the legal profession in his skits.
In a series of tweets by one Habeeb Lawal believed to be an executive member of the bar association, the lawyer called Lasisisi to order as he also gave him a video guide showing how he should best represent lawyers in future.
The NBA condemned how Lasisi had misrepresented lawyers in his comedy videos and that it had taken position on Lasisi to serve as a point of reference for other comedians who put out similar contents.
Source: Instagram “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,” the tweet read in part.
Lawal also noted that the association understands that the comedian has a right of expression but if he does so at the expense of ridiculing the profession, necessary steps will be taken. Concluding his post, Lawal shared a video and told the comedian to let it serve as a guide for him the next time he wants to make videos about lawyers.