On the 5th day of September, the news of the kidnap of Mr. Uyi Frank Obayagbona filtered in.

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Mr. Olumide Akpata, in keeping with the promise that the welfare of members of the NBA will always take top priority, set up a team to meet with the Edo State Commissioner of Police, to demand that every measure be set in motion to effect the release of our kidnapped colleague.
The team was made up of John Aikpokpo-Martins (1st VP NBA), Kunle Edun (Welfare Sec NBA), Pius Oiwoh (Chairman NBA Benin Branch), Asamah Kadiri, Osarodion Obayagbona and Mrs. Ogochukwu Iwoba.

The team after its meeting with the Edo State Commissioner of Police was assured that no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that Mr. Uyi Frank Obayagbona is released unhurt.

The Nigerian Bar Association can confirm that Mr. Uyi Frank Obayagbona has now been released.

Dr. Rapuluchukwu Ernest Nduka
National Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association