Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Owerri Branch Opens Help Desk For Unlawful Arrest And Detention Of Citizens

By NBA Owerri Branch

Sequel to the meeting with the Commissioner of Police and the Security Adviser to the Governor, it's heart warming to report that a help desk has now been set up at the Bar Centre (Old High Court premises Orlu Road Owerri, Imo State) to collate the names of innocent Imolites unjustly arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police for the purpose of securing their release.

The Bar, through its committee on Human Rights will anchor and coordinate the help desk at the Bar center to entertain complaints on unlawful arrest and detention of Imolites.

Complaints received will be taken up with the appropriate quarters in order to secure the release of these detainees; considering that the Courts are not sitting owing to the JUSUN strike

This approach is dictated by the precarious security situation in Imo State at the moment which has the semblance of war situation. The outcome of our interactions reveal that there is more to the situation than meets the eye*

The Human Rights help desk of the Bar will open from tomorrow, 4th day of June,2021 at the Bar centre from 10am or so soon thereafter .

The help desk phone lines to call are;
Be calm but vigilant.
Uzor Enwere
Publicity Secretary,
NBA Owerri.