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NBA, Abuja Branch Provides Pro Bono Legal Representation at FCT Covid19 Mobile Courts

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The Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch, under the leadership of Mr. Folarin Aluko, has set up a team of lawyers to provide pro bono representation to indigent persons appearing before the FCT COVID-19 Mobile Courts.

In a statement released on the 20th April, 2020, the NBA Abuja Branch Chairman, Mr. FOlarin Aluko commended the FCT Judiciary for setting up the mobile courts. According to Mr. Aluko, “The Judiciary is the last hope of the common man. The Mobile Courts were set up to ensure that persons arrested for flouting the COVID19 Regulations have their day in Court.

In this regard, Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Article 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights guarantee the fundamental and inalienable right of Nigerians to be defended by a Legal Practitioner of his/her choice. This intervention is to ensure that indigent persons, women and vulnerable Nigerians who cannot afford the services of a Lawyer, have the benefit of sufficient representation at the Mobile Courts. The volunteers are made up of Police Duty Solicitors and members of the Branch Pro Bono Committee.”

Residents of the FCT who wish to report cases of human rights violation or seek pro bono representation during the lockdown can call 09086576262 or reach out to the NBA Abuja on Twitter and Instagram @nbaabuja.

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