• Kidnapped ex US army regain freedom in Ekiti
  • Kidnapped ex-US army officer regains freedom in Ekiti Published September 19, 2020  Ekiti State CP, Amba Asuquo ‌ Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti A former United States of America army officer, Major Jide Ijadare (retd.), kidnapped in Ekiti State has regained his freedom after spending four days in captivity. Some gunmen had on Tuesday invaded Ijadare’s palm oil factory along Ijan Ekiti-Ise Ekiti Road at Ijan in the Gbonyin council area of Ekiti State, shot a person dead at the factory and taken away the retired army officer and one other person. A family source, who made the disclosure in a telephone conversation with Saturday PUNCH, said, “My brother was released this afternoon around 4.15pm and he has reunited with the family.” Although the family source did not disclose the amount of money paid to the kidnappers as ransom, he said, “the man regained his freedom after paying ransom to the kidnappers based on a series of negotiations”. He had on Wednesday disclosed that the abductors called a few hours after the kidnapping and demanded N20m as ransom. The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, who confirmed that the abductees had been freed, however, said the police were not aware that any ransom was paid. Abutu said, “We are not aware of any ransom paid. We believe he was released following the pressure security agencies and local hunters put on the kidnappers by combing the surrounding bushes.” Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON   More in Just In  NBA writes Malami, seeks amendment to ‘controversial amendment’    Reps advocate improved funding to develop region    We need to take another look at amended NBC code –Osinbajo    Ogun workers, doctors suspend strike, Abiodun pledges to pay gratuity arrears    Boko Haram recruiting children, over 1.1m IDPs can’t access farms – Zulum Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Twitter: @MobilePunch, BBM: C003D3DC0 Share your story with us: SMS: +2349090060943,Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Email: FOREX , BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER: DO YOU NEED THE SERVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL FOREX, BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER TO HELP YOU TRADE YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY 20% PROFIT?....Click here for details: www.betaforex.org WhatsApp us : +2348030797998 PrivateProperty.com.ng - Your Nigeria Property Search.  Property For Sale: Houses | Apartments | Land |Commercial  Property For Rent: Houses | Apartments | Commercial  EKITI EX-US ARMY OFFICER ‌ ‌ Subscribe to Punch News Alert Email Address *  Comments Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper  5'  ‌ NEWS NBA writes Malami, seeks amendment to ‘controversial amendment’ Published September 19, 2020   Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami ‌ The Nigerian Bar Association  says the recent amendment to the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners 2007 has brought ridicule to the association. The RPC sets out the professional duties of lawyers when dealing with clients, courts and their colleagues. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in an amendment to the RPC earlier in September, had eliminated the use of NBA stamp and seal on court processes. Under the new provision, the use of the stamps is no longer necessary, giving room for non-lawyers to also submit court processes. However, the NBA, in a letter to the AGF and signed by its president, Olumide Akpata, noted that the amendment to the RPC appeared to have been done without following due process, the Cable reported. “Our position, Honourable Attorney-General, is that the Legal Practitioners Act (as amended) confers the power to issue or amend the RPC on the General Council of the bar (‘Bar Council’) albeit under your leadership. Consequently, the RPC or amendments thereto may only be enacted and issued after they have been duly approved at a properly convened meeting of the Bar Council,” the letter, which was dated September 15, 2020, read. “I have been duly informed by NBA representatives on the Bar Council and other members of the Bar Council who have reached out to me, that to the best of their knowledge, no meeting of the Bar Council was convened to discuss any amendment to the RPC or to approve the Instrument. It therefore appears that the Instrument was enacted without proper authority.” The NBA also raised concern over certain portions of the amended RPC, which it said would allow quacks take advantage of the profession. 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