The President of the Nigerian Law Society, Mr. Kunle Ogunba SAN in a recently issued statement through the NLS Publicity team said that he is overwhelmed with joy at the release of the great Bar leader; Okey Wali SAN former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Ogunba said that “From the moment we heard of his kidnap in mid April 2023, we were in prayers for his safe return and followed up with keen interest on any developments as to plans for his rescue”.
Ogunba SAN noted that as he prepared his statement to congratulate the legal community on May Day, he received with joy the news of the release of Okey Wali SAN by his captors.
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The NLS President went on to state that “NLS is very concerned about the state of the Nation’s security framework, the protection of our citizens and the capacity of our security agencies to fully fulfil their duty to the citizens and the nation as a whole”. He went on to say that “It is a priority to us at NLS as we are committed to providing support to our security agencies and welcome collaboration with other stakeholders to improve our national security integrity, framework and infrastructure.”
Ogunba SAN noted that NLS was also committed to looking out for the welfare and professional development of lawyers within the security/intelligence community with a view to strengthening the legal framework that will make policing much more effective in Nigeria.
Finally he urged that Lawyers and Judges should be vigilant and be aware of their surroundings and advised that they do not venture into places they are not familiar with.