NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau SAN,in a statement said Wali was abducted in the early hours of Monday, April 17, 2023 after his convoy was allegedly attacked along East-West Road, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
This is the second time that the former NBA president will be abducted. He was kidnapped on October 11, 2014. He was released on October 24, having spent 13 days in the den of his kidnappers.
However this second time, Wali’s was abducted despite the fact that he had a security convoy. At least one of his security men was allegedly killed during the abduction.
Maikyau in a statement pleaded with the kidnappers to release the former president.
He said: “It has come to my attention that one of our respected elders and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Okey Wali, SAN was reportedly abducted in the early hours of yesterday, 17 April 2023, after his convoy was attacked along East–West Road, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State;