2 FORMER NBA CHAIRMEN CHARGED TO COURT FOR DEFRAUDING THE ASSOCIATION

Two former chairmen of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi were on Wednesday arraigned for allegedly defrauding the association of N20 million. Also arraigned was a former treasurer of the branch, Aderinola Kappo Mr Farounbi served as NBA chairman between 2014 and 2016 with Kappo serving as treasurer during the period. Mr Ogunlana served as chairman from 2016 to 2018. The trio are jointly charged with conspiracy to steal. Mr Ogunlana is charged with 15-counts of stealing and one-count of money laundering,…

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EDO NBA BARS MEMBERS FROM REPRESENTING KIDNAPPERS, ARMED ROBBERS IN COURT

The Benin Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association(NBA) on Thursday forbade its members from handling cases of kidnapping. This development was announced on Thursday in a communique signed by Collins Ogiegbaen and Pius Oiwoh, the Chairman and Secretary of the association, in Benin The resolution of the association was necessiated by the incessant cases of kidnap and attempted kidnap of its members “The branch hereby orders the immediate withdrawal of services of all lawyers registered with it from defending persons charged with the grievous and felonious offences of kidnapping and…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT FORMER NBA CHAIRMAN

Gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday abducted the immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Jalingo branch, Mr Joel Ubandoma. Ubandoma was picked in his house in Mayo-Dassa area of Jalingo at about 1:00am on Wednesday, a family source told newsmen in Jalingo. Confirming the development, the Publicity Secretary of NBA in the branch, Mr Boniface Iorkumbur, said the association received the news of the abduction with shock and prayed for his quick release. “We woke up this morning with the devastating news of the abduction of…

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