Mr. Okey Wali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, who was kidnapped about two weeks ago in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has regained freedom.
Chairman of NBA in Port Harcourt, Mr Victor Benibo and close family sources who confirmed the release of Wali to journalists on Monday.
However, they did not state the exact time he was freed or whether ransom was paid to his abductors to secure his freedom.
Benebo said on Monday that he had spoken with Wali’s family members who confirmed that the NBA President was released quietly and that he was having some rest.
It would be recalled that last week. a group of women from Rumualogu, Wali’s immediate community in Obio-Akpor local area of Rivers had embarked on a peaceful protest to demand for his freedom from his abductors.
They expressed worry of over the inability of security agencies to speedily free the Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the clutches of kidnappers.
Wali was abducted by men in military camouflage fatigue by Obiri-Ikwerre axis of East-West road after killing two of his aides.
The legal luminary and for Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State had earlier been abducted in October 2014 and released after spending about two in week kidnappers’ den.
At the time of filing this report, the Rivers state Police command has not spoken on the freedom of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria.