Yahaya Bello: NBA Disowns Protesters at the Supreme Court


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said the individuals who stormed the Supreme Court to condemn what they described as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) “illegal” approach against former Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello are not lawyers.

In a statement signed by the its National Publicity Secretary,Akorede Habeeb Lawal, the NBA noted that while it respects the rights of citizens to peaceful assembly and protest, the persons who were seen at the Supreme Court were not members of the legal profession.

He said;

“The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is aware that some news outlets have reported this news.”

“Please be informed that while the NBA respects the rights of citizens to assemble and protest, we insist that this particular group of persons are not lawyers.”

“For completeness, their supposed leader or convener – Sylvanus K. Alewu is not a name known to us.” he stated.

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