The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, have announced the kidnap of its immediate past president, Okey Wali. According to a statement released last night, Mr Wali was kidnapped in Port Harcourt yesterday Saturday October 11th around 9pm by unknown persons.
“Okey Wali 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. 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. We passionately appeal to his abductors for his immediate and safe release to his family.” the statement read
Mr Wali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was NBA president from 2012 to July 2014