By Our Reporter

Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Okey Wali, SAN has been kidnapped.

Wali, who is also a former Commissioner for Justice/Attorney General of Rivers State, was kidnapped earlier in the week after his convoy was attacked along East-West Road, Port Harcourt.

Concerned Nigerians who expressed their shock over the incident described Barr. Wali as a well respected philanthropist who has spent his personal resources for the development of his community and Rivers State in general.

While calling for his immediate and unconditional release, Nigerians who took took to their social media handles to alert the security agencies said the development was a pointer to the insecurity situation in Rivers State.

As at the time of this report, the whereabouts of the Senior lawyer was still unknown.

Efforts to speak to Wali’s family to ascertain whether the kidnappers have contacted them for any ransom have been futile.

But an echelon of the the Nigeria Police from the Rivers State command who confided in our Paper said the police were on the trail of the criminals, assuring that sooner the ex-Justice Commissioner shall be rejoined to his family, while the perpetrators would be made to face the full weight of the Law.