Lawyers who stole phones and other items at a week-long Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will be punished, says the outgoing President of the Association Olumide Akpata.

In reaction to a video which went viral showing some aggrieved lawyers destroying conference booths and looting conference materials on Tuesday night, Akpata on Friday promised they will be dealt with.

On the reason for their act, some lawyers who were at the 62nd NBA-AGC at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos state, on Tuesday night, protested over the inadequate supply of conference materials as some of them could not get the conference bags.