Lawyers in Benin threatened to stop representing kidnappers and thief’s in court.


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Benin chapter has issue out threats to withdraw its legal services from kidnap and robbery suspects in Edo state. This decision was reached, after one Ehanire Andy, director of Ogba zoo and ace musiciannOsayomore Joseph were kidnapped by unknown gunmen. 

The lawyers decried the state of insecurity in Edo, and urged the security services to work together to put an end to the activities of kidnappers and robbers in the state, saying the group will convene a security meeting with relevant stake holders to address the situation. 

The lawyers made their position known in a statement signed by Barr. Ede Asenoguan, Chairman, NBA, Benin chapter; and Osazuwa Omonuwa, the groups secretary,  the statement which was made available to newsmen read: “Those responsible for the kidnap and continued abduction of Mr Ehanire and Ambassador Osayomore Joseph should release them immediately and unconditionally. “That the Bar shall be forced to resume the withdrawal of her services to kidnap and armed robbery suspects in the state if the situation does not improve. 

“That concerted efforts of all other security agencies in the state should work in tandem with the Edo state Police Command to confront these twin evil of kidnapping and armed robbery currently ravaging the peace of the state. “That all residents of the state should be sensitive and ready to assist all the security agencies with relevant information in order to flush out the activities of these criminal minded persons in our midst.”