The Gombe branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has set up a 7 man committee with a mandate to proceed to court immediately to seek redress for 57 year old Mr. Joseph Kolchi who was beaten by Prison Warders in Gombe State.
The seven man committee comprises of:
- Mr I. M. Attahir
- Mr P. A. Aki
- Mr M. A. Galaya
- Mr L. A. Haruna
- Mr. A. M. Inuwa
- Mr. Sati Benjamin and
- Mr Abubakar Kumo Abdullahi
The past Chairman of Gombe NBA Branch, Ibrahim Attahiru Esq. who spoke with DNL Legal and Style noted that the Committee’s mandate is to proceed to court immediately to prosecute the matter.
He confirmed the earlier statement by the National Publicity Secretary Mr. Kunle Edun that the NBA National has stepped into the case. He also confirmed that a joint Committee of the NBA and the Prison Authority was set up to investigate the matter but noted that the Prison authority is not giving the matter the seriousness it requires.
Mr. Kolchi was severely beaten by Prison Warders in Gombe State Prison while he was on a visit to his client who was an inmate of the prison. Read the story here