In what appears to be a crack in the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt branch, a counter statement to call on Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Dandaura to resign from office by Sylvester Adaka Esq, Chairman of Port Harcourt branch of Nigerian Bar Association(NBA), the Lawyers Network for Change has passed a vote of confidence on CP Dandaura Mustapha in a counter statement made by the NBA Chairman.
The Secretary of the group, Hycinth Okokwu Esq in an interview with newsmen, commended CP Mustapha for high level of diligence and professionalism in discharge of his duty since he assumed office last year.
The Publicity Secretary of the group, Chigozie Orlu Orlu, called on Rivers people to support the Commissioner to restore total peace in the state.
The vote of confidence passed on CP Dandaura comes barely 96 hours after the leadership of NBA Port Harcourt branch called on the Commissioner to resign over lack of public trust.
The NBA Chairman had argued that it will be difficult for the public to believe whatever the Police in Rivers State under the leadership of CP Dandaura says after it was discovered that no previous autopsy was carried out on late Chima Ikwunado who died in Eagle Crack detention facility.
Sylvester Adaka Esq had criticized the Commissioner of Police for not carrying out due diligence before his spokesperson, DSP Nnamdi Omoni went on air to say report of Autopsy conducted on late Ikwunado showed he died of high sugar.
The Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt branch is the umbrella body of all practicing lawyers in Port Harcourt magisterial district.
Recall that the spokesperson of Rivers State Police command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni is also a Lawyer and a member of NBA Port Harcourt Branch.