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STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE ARREST, DETENTION AND REMAND OF TWO LEGAL PRACTITIONERS IN KUJE PRISON

The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association has been drawn to the arrest, detention and remand of two members of the Nigerian Bar Association; David Amaefuna Esq and Pius Ufo Inyang Esq of Rickey Tarfa and Co who are members of the legal team of Senator Dino Malaye. 

The Human Rights Officer of the NBA visited the lawyers at the Kuje Prison on Friday 27th April 2018 where they are currently being remanded and interestingly we found out that Kuje prison officials refused to admit the lawyers initially on the grounds that there was no charge number on the warrant of their remand which led to them being taken back to SARS cell for two nights before being returned to the prison.

The NBA will ensure to see to the release of our dear colleagues and also make sure those behind their unwarranted detention are made to face the law. We therefore urge our members to remain calm until the ruling of their bail application slated for Monday 30th of April 2018 is delivered. The NBA will be represented in court on 30th April 2018 and throughout the proceedings. 

A formal letter of protest will be sent to the Inspector General of Police calling for immediate independent investigation of this event in order to bring the perpetrators of this unwholesome conduct by men and officers of the Nigeria Police to justice. 

Dated at Abuja on the 28th Day of April 2018 
Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju 
General Secretary



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