Nigeria: Ex-NBA President kidnapped
The immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association,
NBA, Okey Wali, has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the
lawyers body has said.
In a press statement Saturday, the NBA said it received the
“shocking news” that Mr. Wali, its 26th President, was
kidnapped by unknown persons on Saturday, October 11, at
about 9 p.m.
Mr. Wali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and an indigene of
Rivers State, was elected the NBA’s president in 2012 and
served in that capacity until July this year.
“Okey Wali SAN is a man of peace who has not only
contributed immensely to the enthronement of rule of law and
protection of human rights, but also to the development of our
Nation,” the NBA said in the statement signed by Augustine
Alegeh, its current president.
“It is therefore saddening that he should become a kidnap
victim. This sad event is yet another reminder of the state of
insecurity in which all Nigerians live.
“The NBA calls on the Federal Government to step up efforts
to fulfil its primary constitutional role of providing for the
welfare and security of all Nigerians. We passionately appeal
to his abductors for his immediate and safe release to his
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