The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch has debunked a report by CITY LAWYER that it has abandoned Ms. Uduak Adams, a young lawyer who was attacked by an irate mob in Lagos over a false kidnapping alarm.

In a rejoinder signed by the Publicity Secretary of the branch, Mr. Omoniyi Onabule, the Branch leadership described the report as “misleading,” assuring that it has been taking steps to care for the survivor.

It is recalled that Ms. Adams had told CITY LAWYER in an interview that aside from a visit by some officers of the branch, she had not received any financial support especially to defray her sundry medical bills arising from the injuries inflicted on her during her ordeal in the hands of the mob.

But the Branch Executive disagreed, saying: “We find the publication worrisome because the publisher deliberately turned a blind eye to the statement issued by the Executive Committee of NBA Lagos Branch on the steps taken with regards to Ms. Uduak.

“In fact, in addition to all the official steps taken and reported, we confidently state that the Chairman of the Branch checks up on Ms. Uduak regularly on her well-being. It is unfortunate that this careless publication has necessitated the need to inform members of the personal donation extended to Ms Uduak by the Chairman of the Branch.”

The leadership demanded that CITY LAWYER “immediately withdraws the publication regarding Ms. Uduak and issue public apology failing which the Executive Committee of NBA may take legal action in defending the reputation of the Branch.

“Finally, we urge our members and the general public not to politicize this sensitive issue.”

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