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Okey Wali, Ex-NBA President, Kidnapped, Colleagues Beg For His Release

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The immediate past President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Mr Okey Wali, SAN, has been kidnapped.
According to a statement by Augustine Alegeh, the incumbent president of the association, Wali was abducted last night from his village.

It reads: “The Nigerian Bar Association has just received shocking news that the 26th President of the NBA, Okey Wali, SAN was on Saturday 11th October, 2014 at about 9pm kidnapped by unknown persons in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”
He described Okey Wali as a man of peace who had 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,” Alegeh said.
“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 fulfill its primary constitutional role of providing for the welfare and security of all Nigerians.”
He passionately appealed to his abductors for his immediate and safe release to his family. The Nigerian Bar Association has pleaded for the the release of its immediate past President, Mr. Okey Wali (SAN), who was said to have been abducted in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Wali was said to have been abducted at about 9pm on Saturday.
In a statement by the incumbent president of the NBA, Mr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN), on Sunday, the association also called on the Federal Government to be committed to its constitutional responsibility of protecting the lives of Nigerians.
The statement read, “The Nigerian Bar Association has just received shocking news that the 26th President, Okey Wali (SAN) was on Saturday 11th October, 2014 at about 9pm kidnapped by unknown persons in Port Harcourt.
“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.
“The NBA calls on the Federal Government to step up efforts to fulfill 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 family.”

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