Benson Aigbojie Update: Police assured us of treating our assaulted member professionally -Chidi Ezenwafor, NBA Abuja Branch Secretary

Chidi Ezenwafor, NBA Abuja Branch Secretary

Report reaching BarristerNG is that the young lawyer allegedly assaulted and later arrested by policemen on allegation of fraud by Policemen at Kabusa Abuja, Mr Benson Aigbojie has been receiving the best professional treatment from the police.

The young  Lawyer upon arrest was transported by road yesterday to Zone 2 of the Nigeria police Force, Lagos. However, the Police team transporting the young lawyer and the originally accused person could not reach Lagos yesterday and as a result lodged the young Lawyer in a hotel while the originally accused person was put in a police cell nearby the area they rested.

The team reached Lagos this morning and investigation in the matter in in progress.

In a follow up report shared with BarristerNG, the Unity Bar Scribe stated that Mr Benson is currently receiving good and fair treatment from the police.

Below is the report

Good afternoon Learned Senior Advocates, respected Elders, Seniors and Colleagues, further to our report yesterday, the NBA Abuja Branch has been monitoring the progress of the matter as relates to Mr. Benson Aigbojie.

Allegations were brought against him by one Kelvin a suspect in a fraud case consequent upon which, he was arrested yesterday at the Kabusa Station of the Nigerian Police Force and taken to Lagos via road along with the suspect Kelvin in a new Camry car recovered from Mr Kelvin.

I continued to monitor the movement of the team which could not reach Lagos yesterday and had to pass the night in a hotel on the road, whilst the suspect(Mr Kelvin) was detained at the nearest police station, Mr. Benson Aigbojie spent the night in the hotel with the detectives.

They are safely in Lagos now at the Zone 2 office of the Nigeria Police Force where interrogations are ongoing to ascertain if any the level of culpability of Mr Benson Aigbojie.

I have been speaking to Mr Benson who has narrated his version of what transpired particularly as it relates to allegations made against him by the said Kelvin.

I have also been speaking with the IPO involved in the case as well as his superiors and they’ve assured me and the branch that the best professional courtesy and diligence will be applied to the investigation and as they expect reports of certain preliminary investigative measures already engaged as early as tomorrow morning.

They have also assured the Branch to update us regularly. We are in touch with the NBA National Leadership and have shared with them the contact details of the police team investigating the matter.

We are also presenting progress update on the matter to the NBA leadership as we receive same and shall also continue to update our members as the need arises.

Signed
Chidi Ezenwafor
Secretary
NBA Abuja Branch (Unity Bar)
4/08/19

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