On Saturday, October 4th, 2020, news of the abduction of a Legal Practitioner, Paulette Bisola Ajayi, by at least four 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.
Further to this incident, the NBA President has set up a Task Force to take necessary steps towards the release of our abducted Colleague.
The members of the Task Force are: John Aikpokpo-Martins, 1st Vice President; Kunle Edun, Welfare Secretary; Prince Nyekwere, Chairman NBA Port Harcourt; Victor Frank-Briggs; Irene Pepple; Anthonia Osademe (Vice-Chairman NBA Port Harcourt; Ngozi Ajayi
The NBA is in contact with the Rivers State Governor, Attorney-General of Rivers and Rivers State Police Headquarters, on this issue.
In an official statement from the association, the NBA publicity secretary, Dr Rapulu Nduka stated 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 urged the public to make available any useful information that will ease the work of the task force and lead to Ajayi’s release.