Endlawyersharrassment: Adesina Ogunlana Set to Join NBA Maiduguri Branch’s Mass Protest Over Member’s Unlawful Detention.
Adesina Ogunlana, the immediate past Chairman of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association,NBA, Convener of the Citizens’ Rally against Oppression and presidential aspirant in the forthcoming 2020 NBA national elections has taken a Sunday afternoon flight from Lagos to Maiduguri, Borno State to join the Maiduguri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association’ mass protest over the continuing, unlawful detention of one of her members, Lawyer, Sadiq Mohammed Kachallah.
This was made known in a press statement issued by Ayo Ademiluyi, the Director of Media, Strategy, Publicity and Communications of #ProgressiveBar2020.
It will be recalled that the NBA Maiduguri branch has condemned in its entirety the unlawful, continuing detention of Sadiq Mohammed Kachallah, by the police.
Mr. Kachallah is being detained at the G.R.A. Police Station after securing his client’s release. Ironically, he was locked in the cell on the orders of the Divisional Police Officer, Hussani Sambo over yet-to-be-explained charges Friday evening. Kachallah works with Audu Musa and Co.
“Its a sad day in the history of NBA Maiduguri branch”, the branch chairman, Muhammed Umaru said in a press briefing Saturday morning.
”We vehemently denounce such brazen act of disregard for the law, human dignity. ”
To this end, Mr. Umaru has enjoined all members to converge at the Bar Centre by 8:00 am on Monday, 28th of October, 2019, for a peaceful demonstration against recent acts of unconstitutionality and unprofessional conducts perpetrated by the Nigeria Police against lawyers in Borno State.
”The branch will take further steps on Monday, we are not going to court, rather we will converge in our full lawyer’s regalia at the said station to address the DPO. Thereafter proceed to the office of Commissioner of Police in Maiduguri to tender our grievances”
“I was at the police station this morning to see him ( Kachallah) around 8 am, he was brought out of cell, Sadiq Kachalla said he only told the DPO, certainly as a lawyer will say, that his client is entitled to bail and that the offence is bailable offence. This prompted his illegal arrest.”
” We will seek redress in a court of law”. The Chairman of Maiduguri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association vowed.
Mr. Ogunlana restated the fact that the road of mass resistance is the way to go for the Branches of the Nigerian Bar Association at the face of harrassment of lawyers by law enforcement agencies, violation of fundamental rights, constitutional breaches and Savage economic attacks, especially in the forthcoming year 2020, which is being prepared as a year of economic Armegeddon by all sections of the ruling class.
Mr.Ogunlana restated his #RadicalAgenda for the Nigerian Bar Association and assured that the Nigerian Bar Association , under his watch will be restored to her pride of plce on days of yore as vanguard of social justice and defence of the rule of law.