Alleged laywer kidnap: NBA threatens to arrest Benin priest

The chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Edo State branch, Collins Ogiegbaen, has threatened to arrest a chief priest, Nosakhare Osadolor (aka Afro), if their colleagues, Omon Osobase who was allegedly kidnapped by his children is not released.

Ogiegbaen disclosed this on Tuesday during an emergency meeting with the members of the association and the civil society group.

He said Osobase attempted to settle an argument between the Priest’s children and another fellow, but he was beaten to a pulp and taken away to an unknown destination since May 9, till date.

According to him, Chief Afro was aware of the children’s atrocity but failed to caution them.


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“If by Friday morning, the whereabouts of Barr. Osobase is still unknown, I will lead the civil society organizations, members of the Bar, escort by the members of the fourth estate of the realm to the house of Chief Priest Afro and I will arrest him.

“I will institute a citizen arrest on him and bring him here so that the Commissioner of Police will come and arrest him”, he said.

He lamented that the police have not been able to come out with a clue on the whereabouts of the kidnapped lawyer or arrest those behind it.

He however, called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and the Edo state government to put an end to the impunity allegedly carried out by Chief Afro and his children.

When contacted, the state police public relations officer, DSP, Chidi Nwabuzor said the command was fully aware of the incident and that it has mobilized the technical section of the command to effect his release.

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