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Former NBA President, Okey Wali Kidnapped In Port Harcourt

The immediate past president of the Nigerian Bar Association Okey Wali, SAN was on Saturday night kidnapped by unknown persons in Port Harcourt.

Though details of the incident which occurred at about 9pm is still sketch, the NBA has however confirmed it.

In a press release sigh by the current president of the association, Augustine Alegeh, SAN, the NBA described the development as shocking.

“Alegeh said “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.

“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. It is therefore saddening that he should become a kidnap victim.

“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,” Alegeh stressed.

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