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DISCLAIMER: Re: NBA Receives Pius Awoke And Cousin From DSS Custody, Raises Concerns Over Health Condition

DISCLAIMER: Re: NBA Receives Pius Awoke And Cousin From DSS Custody, Raises Concerns Over Health Condition

I read the report by Chioma Unini, with the above-referenced title, published through her blog, the NigeriaLawyer, with bewilderment. When Chioma called me at about 10 p.m. last night (Saturday, June 22, 2024), I had the impression that she called to appreciate the efforts of NBA for the release of Pius I. Awoke Esq, as that is what was reasonably deductible from her expressions to me.

She also asked me how Pius I. Awoke Esq got released and I made it clear that it was the intervention of the NBA President that prompted the release of our colleague. At the just concluded National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, the Chairman of the Security Agencies Relations Committee (SARC) reported the issue of the continuing incarceration of Pius I. Awoke, Esq., by the DSS, which led to the NBA President informing NEC about his efforts on the matter.

It is, therefore, ridiculous and mischievous for anyone to report that the General Secretary, who is the custodian of the record of NEC proceedings, will say SARC played no role in the release of our colleague or that members of a community that is unknown to the NBA collaborated with the Association to secure the release of our colleague.

While I must say without equivocation that no community member or anyone whatsoever outside the NBA played any role in the release of Pius I. Awoke Esq. and Onyiba Emmanuel Chinonso, it must be noted that the NBA President, who is the spokesperson of the Association, is the only person who can effectively address the press on the issue.

Therefore, no statement has yet been issued on this development by the Nigerian Bar Association. Until that is done, our colleagues and members of the public are advised to be wary of mischievous publications driven by political motivations.

I have asked Chioma Unini of theNigeriaLawyer to bring down the misleading publication. I hope she does.

Adesina Adegbite, FCIMC, MCIArb
General Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association

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