The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN has congratulated the lawyer who was awarded the sum of N10m by a High Court in Rivers State against the Nigerian Police.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA Mr. Kunle Edun the President praised the lawyer Mr. Olubisi M. Afolabi Esq, a member of the Port Harcourt branch for gallantly fighting against police harassment and his unlawful detention.
In a Judgement delivered on the 17th day of September, 2018 by the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt in suit No. PHC/2591/2018: Olubisi M. Afolabi vs. Commissioner of Police, Rivers State & 4 Ors, Mr. Olabisi was awarded the sum of N10 million naira as damages for the unlawful detention.
The NBA President also congratulated the Chairman and members of the NBA Port Harcourt branch, particularly lawyers who were listed as having appeared in the case for Olubisi Afolabi.
He assured members of the Bar that it would continue to deploy all necessary facilities in fighting the scourge of impunity by public officials.