NBA Reacts as Unknown Men Abduct Port Harcourt-Based Lawyer
Unknown men in combat fatigues and dark T-shirts Sunday night abducted a Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Paulette Bisola Ajayi, at her home in Rumukrushi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has revealed.
NBA publicity secretary, Rapulu Nduka, said in a release on Monday that the news of the abduction was confirmed by the mother of the abducted legal practitioner when the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, spoke with the family.
Nigerian Sketch could not ascertain from Nduka’s statement if the abductors were security operatives or criminals.
Read his statement in full:
Last night – 4th October 2020, the sad news of the abduction of a Legal Practitioner – Paulette Bisola Ajayi, by at least 4 men dressed in combat fatigues and dark T-shirts, in front of her home in Rumukrushi Port Harcourt, filtered in.
The news of the abduction was confirmed by the mother of the abducted Legal Practitioner when the NBA President – Olumide Akpata got in contact with the family.
Consequently, the NBA President has immediately set up a Task Force that will take every step in ensuring the release of our abducted Colleague.
The members of the Task Force are:
John Aikpokpo-Martins (1st VP)
Kunle Edun (Welfare Secretary)
Prince Nyekwere (Chairman NBA PH)
Anthonia Osademe (Vice-Chairman NBA Port Harcourt) – Mrs. Ngozi Ajayi
The NBA is in contact with the Rivers State Governor, Attorney-General of Rivers, and Rivers State Police Headquarters, on this issue.
The NBA reiterates that the welfare of Legal Practitioners remains paramount at all times and assures that no stone will be left unturned in ensuring the release of our dear Learned Colleague.
The NBA further pleads that any useful information that will assist the Task Force should be made available to either the NBA Welfare Secretary or the Vice Chairman of the Port Harcourt Branch of the NBA.
Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Nigerian Bar Association