Chukwuka Ikwuazom led NBA-SARC Constitutes Litigation Assistance Team to Support Lawyers Victimised by Security Agencies

At its meeting on 21 March 2024, the Nigerian Bar Association Security Agencies Relations Committee (NBA-SARC) led by Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN, constituted a Litigation Assistance and Advisory Team which has been mandated to provide vital litigation support and representation to legal practitioners who are victimised by security agencies and desire to seek redress.

The primary objective of the Team is to provide pro-bono services to members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) who wish to file legal actions against security agencies to seek redress for assault and other forms of unlawful treatment.

The newly formed Litigation Assistance and Advisory Team comprises seasoned legal practitioners who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the table. Mr. Ikenna Okoli, SAN, has been appointed as the Chair, with Mr. Yakubu A. H. Ruba, SAN, serving as the alternate Chair. Other members of the team are Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN (Chair, NBA-SARC), Mr. Yakubu Moses Ede, Sani Maisamari, Dr. Nnaemeka Otagburuagu, Collins Osagu, Al-Bashir Lawal Likko, Iliyasu Suleiman Barde, Sarah Okikiola Babalola, and Marcel Unimke Akamabe.

The establishment of this team underscores NBA-SARC’s steadfast commitment to safeguarding the rights of legal practitioners and promoting accountability by security agencies. By offering pro-bono legal services, the Team aims to empower lawyers to seek redress and hold security agencies accountable for any infringements they may have experienced in the hands of security personnel while discharging their professional duties.

This initiative represents a significant milestone in NBA-SARC’s ongoing efforts to create a conducive environment for legal practitioners in Nigeria, enabling them to fulfill their professional obligations to their clients without harassment or interference.

Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN, Chairman of NBA-SARC, has emphasized the importance of this initiative in protecting the interests of legal practitioners and upholding the rule of law. With the establishment of the Litigation Assistance and Advisory Team, NBA-SARC reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights and interests of lawyers nationwide.

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