By Simeon OSAJIE
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Warri Branch and Izon Lawyers Forum (ILF) Worldwide have called for the prosecution of those that allegedly kidnapped the Agadagba – elect of Egbema Kingdom, Napoleon Egin, a lawyer.
This was contained in separate statements issued by the two groups dated 12th December, and 8th December, 2022 respectively.
The NBA Warri Branch in the statement signed by its chairman, Ogheneovo Okoro stated among other things, saying:
“We have been following developments relating to the kidnap of the Agadagba elect of Egbema Kingdom, Bar Napoleon Sekegbekumor Egin who spent two miserable days in the hands of his abductors before he eventually regained his freedom.”
The statement recalled that the NBA Warri Branch condemned the violent abduction of the renowned legal luminary and consequently called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
It added that the NBA Warri Branch was aware that the suspects were invited for questioning by the commissioner of Police Delta State Command.
While the Izon Lawyers Forum ILF Worldwide in a statement signed by its chairman Oyintari Subware, made a similar call for the prosecution of the said suspects by the Commissioner of Police, Delta State.
However, the ILF alleged that there was a rumour that certain persons were looking for ways to frustrate proper investigation into the matter.
“The ILF will not stand idly by while criminal agents seek to destroy the core fabrics of our society which is law and order.
“We therefore demand justice in this matter and we urge the police to reject any attempt to subvert and/ or obstruct justice in this matter,” the statement added.
There was yet another United Kingdom (UK) based legal practitioner Blessing Chukwu who in a statement called on the commissioner of police, Delta State to resist any pressure to compromise the matter.
She asked the CP Delta State Police Command to take the matter to court for justice to prevail.