Information just reaching us is that a Senior Legal Practitioner of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Gombe Branch Joseph Kolchi Esq. has been rushed to the hospital following severer beating by Prison Warders in Gombe State.
Confirming the incident, the past Chairman of Gombe NBA Branch, Ibrahim Attahiru Esq. said the victim Mr. Kolchi is a 57 year old senior lawyer of 30 years post call. He stated that Mr. Kolchi who visited the prison to see his client duly introduced himself to the Prison Warders as a Lawyer but was terribly manhandled to the extent that he could not drive his car and had to be assisted by another member of the Branch simply identified as Mr. Aki.
He further informed DNL Legal and Style over a phone chat that members of the NBA Gombe Branch have visited the Deputy Comptroller of Prison in Gombe who urged that the issue be resolved amicably. He assured that the assault on Mr. Kolchi would be handled by the NBA Gombe Branch as a body.
Meanwhile the NBA Gombe Branch has called an urgent meeting of its members to strategize on the way forward with the development.
Mr. Kolchi is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital.