By Citizens platform
The Edo state Police command have confirmed that Mike Ozekhome SAN was kidnapped Friday by unknown persons as he travelled on the Ehor stretch of the Benin-Auchi motorway.
According to the police, there are no indications of Mr. Ozehkome or his driver’s whereabouts.
The President of Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL) Abdul Mahmud who also confirmed the incident in a statement, described Ozekhome as a “suave, outspoken Lagos lawyer whose contributions to constitutional and public laws are well too known”.
He added that “it is tragic, and if not unheard of, for anyone to have seized him, held him captive against his will. Ozekhome, like many Nigerians who are today held captive by kidnappers everywhere, doesn’t deserve the bestiality of those he has dedicated many years of his outspoken forthrightness to defend, nor does he deserve the mistreatment of gun totting scum who have seized our roads and our country”.
Mahmud called on “those holding Ozekhome captive to release him immediately and unconditionally”.
“There’s a wider point to be made here. The kidnap of Ozekhome highlights the growing insecurity in Edo state and in our country; and the government and security agencies must live up to their responsibility of securing public safety” he stated.
Source: Citizens Platform
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