A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Chika Onyemenam has been kidnapped on Saturday by unknown gunmen in Asaba, Delta State.
Confirming the Unfortunate Incident, The Asaba branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, issued a statement calling on Security agencies to intervene and rescue Chief Onyemenam urgently.
The statement read; “The Nigerian Bar Association, Asaba Branch is deeply saddened by the abduction of CHIKE ONYEMENAM, SAN on Saturday 14th September 2019”
“This is one case too many. The Branch condemns in its entirety kidnap of its member and calls on all the security agencies to immediately swing into action to ensure his safe and early rescue or release from the hands of his lawless and evil abductors.
“We call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to rejig and restructure the nation’s security architecture and infrastructure to ensure its effectiveness in addressing the activities of criminals in our society.
“This ugly trend of incessant abduction of persons, especially Legal Practitioners must stop and these heartless criminals brought to justice. And if they cannot be brought to justice, justice should be brought to them.
“We cannot continue this way or allow this ugly state of affairs to continue unabated.
“We therefore also call on the Governor of Delta State, Inspector General of Police and Commissioner of Police, Delta State to immediately rise up to the occasion and do all within their means to ensure the safety of lives and properties in Asaba in particular and Delta State in general.
“We pray God for the safe and early release of our revered Bar leader from the hands of his abductors. God save us all.”
A member of Onyemenam’s law firm has confirmed that the family are currently in contact with his abductors.