I received, with shock and sadness, the news of the death of one of our members – Mr. Soalabor West.

I am told that Mr. West was kidnapped about two weeks ago and was eventually killed by the kidnappers.

My heart goes to the family of the deceased. May the almighty grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

I further reiterate my consistent demand that government at all levels take charge of their duty of protecting the citizens.

I also urge the security agencies to take all necessary steps to apprehend the perpetrators of this gruesome act and bring them to book.

Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, FCIArb