It is with shock that the NBA President, Paul Usoro,SAN received the sad news of the murder of Omo Iyioha Osobase Esq., a member of the NBA Benin branch, who was kidnapped and murdered by some evil souls recently. It is gratifying that the concerted efforts of the leadership and menbers of the NBA Benin branch and security agencies have led to the arrest of the culprits who later took policemen to where they buried our dear colleague.
The NBA family suffered another calamity with the passing away of Issac Ehichoya Oseghale Esq. a member of NBA Effurun branch who passed on today at the hospital.
On behalf of the National officers and menbers of the Nigerian Bar Association, the NBA President expresses his condolences over these sad events. The NBA family stands with the leaders and members of NBA Benin and Effurun branches in these trying times, and we pray that the Almighty God will grant the families and friends of dear colleagues the fortitude to bear these irreparable losses.
The NBA will continue to monitor, through the NBA Benin branch, the investigation of the murder of Osobase and ensure that the culprits are made to face the harshest punishment under the law.
May God grant our departed colleagues eternal rest.
National Publicity Secretary, NBA.