Moses Oruaze Dickson, the Managing Solicitor of TRIAX Solicitors, has condemned the reported unlawful arrest and detention of two lawyers; Pius Udo-Inyang and David Amaefula.
This is in response to the press statement issued by the Nigerian Bar Association (Unity Bar) through its Publicity Secretary – J.A Atanawhemera, Esq, NPN, Dip who stated that it has been reliably informed about “what seems to be an ugly development concerning the above-named individuals, who are legal practitioners, practicing in the law firm of Messrs Rickey Tarfa & Co. Abuja Office, whose registered address is at No. 2 Libreville Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.
Oruaze, who also is a member of the Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association called on lawyers nationwide and particularly the Bayelsa state NBA leadership to rise up and condemn this act. “It is unfortunate that anyone can be arrested by simply doing their jobs. No one should be intimidated while carrying out their legal responsibilities”, he said.
Moses Oruaze has called on members of the bar in Bayelsa state to rally around the state chapter leadership to organize solidarity activities in this regards. This is to condemn in very strong terms the growing recklessness of law enforcement agencies, while the NBA national leadership intervenes.