The secretary of the NBA branch, Haruna Saleh Zakariyya, in an interim report said: “Upon this information, the branch swiftly reacted by directing its vice-chairman, Mr Abbas Haladu to visit the scene as the chairman is out of town.”
The secretary further disclosed that “our preliminary investigation reveals that the said building was sealed by officials of Kano State Government.”
It maintained that the chairman has spoken with Malam Nureni (SAN) and he is safe. “The branch shall continue to protect its members, the profession and the society in general. We shall keep our members updated on development in that regard as the branch is investigating the matter,” NBA said.
The action of the Kano State government may not be unconnected to the judgment of an Abuja federal high court 24 hours earlier that ordered the Kano State government to apologise and pay a sum of N10 million, to the deposed Emir of Kano, Emir Lamido Sanusi, for violating his fundamental human right.
Counsel Nureni Jimoh (SAN), who secured the judgment, was on Wednesday reportedly locked up inside his office in Kano.
From available information gathered from occupiers of the office, Mr Nureni Jimoh was said to have left the town immediately after the building was unsealed.