NBA YLF Exco Brutalized and stripped naked by police for requesting a client’s bail
A member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Forum, YLF, of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ilorin branch, Lukman O. Bello Esq, was yesterday brutalized and stripped naked by men of the Nigerian Police when he visited the police station to secure the bail of his client that was detained by the police.
Mr Bello who is the treasurer of the YLF Ilorin was bundled into police cell with his client after being stripped naked.
Report available to www.barristerNG.com stated that when the NBA Chairman of Ilorin Branch, MAI Akande, in company of another elder of the branch, Dr. Ismail Adua, visited the police station in an attempt to resolve the issue with police authority, they roughened and dehumanized out by the policemen.
Reacting to the incident, a lawyer and Publicity secretary of Ikeja Branch of the NBA, Mr Charles Ajiboye Esq, confirmed the incident and stated that “already, so many lawyers cannot take briefs relating to the police or EFCC for fear of intimidation and police brutality”.
Cases of police officers beating up lawyers in the course of their work has been rampant in recent times and lawyers are worried that unless something is done to checkmate the ugly trend, lawyers may soon be totally bared from plying their trade at police stations.