By John Austin Unachukwu
The Anambra Shriek chapter of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation ( NBA) has expressed concern over the degree of insecurity within the country with particular reference to Anambra Shriek.
The Committee of branch Chairmen and Secretaries therefore known as on both Federal and States governments to live up to their statutory duties of defending lives and property of electorate
A verbalize signed by the Chairmen and Secretaries of the eight branches of the NBA in Anambra Shriek reads: “The Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation Branches in Anambra Shriek bemoans the worsening safety be troubled in Anambra Shriek and calls on the Federal Government, Anambra Shriek Government and heads of safety companies to wake up and be alive to their duties of defending lives and properties of the electorate.
“The Committee notes that the safety be troubled in Anambra Shriek is extremely tensed up and unpleasant, to snarl the least.
‘’Recently, there in discovering been cases of kidnap and gruesome kill/killing of harmless electorate and safety personnel within the affirm and nothing is being performed to curb these unpleasant safety challenges within the Shriek.
“Ravishing closing week Friday, a attorney, Mr Frank Onwuachi, who was once also the President In kind of Omor in Ayamelum Local Government Dwelling of Anambra Shriek was once kidnapped along Ezu River/Anaku avenue and gruesomely murdered the following day by his captors.
‘’On March 19, 2021, two Detention heart Officers were killed at Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Dwelling and right here’s barely 24 hours after Naval officers and policemen were killed at Awkuzu and Neni respectively.
“Additionally, a Naval Outpost conclude to Bridgehead was once attacked in most cases closing week resulting within the killings of some Naval officers and their weapons carted away.
‘’The committee urgently calls on the affirm executive to as a subject of urgency, summon a gathering of diverse safety companies within the affirm to tackle this worrisome safety be troubled and tackle it headlong. Failure by the affirm executive to act immediately can also consequence in anarchy.
‘’We all can no longer continue to downplay the safety be troubled or faux that each one is smartly.The time to act is now.
“The Committee condoles with the NBA Otuocha Division, the households of behind Bar Frank Onwuachi and all safety men killed by unknown gun men and prays that their souls leisure in peace.
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The Committee which means that resolves as follows: “That all lawyers in Anambra Shriek shall boycott all courts from Monday, March 22 to March 24.That all lawyers in Anambra Shriek can also silent converge at the Judiciary Headquarters, Awka on March 22 by 12 midday for onward stoop to the Government Dwelling, Awka to command our dissatisfaction with potentially the most contemporary safety be troubled in Anambra Shriek.
Chairmen of Bar Branches in Anambra Shriek are requested to sensitise their people and varied court heads to make positive compliance with the above directives. The verbalize was once signed by the Chairman of NBA, Awka Division, Mr. Ekene Okonkwo; Chairman NBA, Anaocha Division, Mr. Kaine Ananwune;Chairman NBA, Otuocha Division, Mr A.U Okafor; Chairman NBA, Nnewi Division, Mr Kingsley Awuka Chairman NBA, Idemili Division, Mr B.E Ewulum; Chairman NBA, Ihiala Division, Mr Vitalis Ihedigbo; Chairman NBA, Aguata Division, Mr Abel Ofoma; Chairman NBA, Onitsha Division and Chairman, NBA Branches in Anambra Shriek, Mr Onyechi Ononye.
In one other pattern, NBA Onitsha branch commiserates with Otuocha Division over this miserable pattern.
A letter signed by the branch chairman, Mr Steve Onyechi Ononye reads: “ Onitsha branch commiserates with Otuocha branch beneath the leadership of Chief A.U. Okafor, over the miserable loss of life in most miserable circumstances, of her member, a shiny correct style practitioner, a consummate Bar man, and the President-In kind of Omor Neighborhood, Chief F.O. Onwuachi who was once killed by his abductors (kidnappers) a few days within the past.
On Friday, March 12, 2021, the branch acquired designate of the surprising disappearance of a humility personified colleague, whereas on his contrivance along Ezu River/Anaku Avenue in Ayamelum Local executive Dwelling of Anambra Shriek.
‘’Onitsha branch is saddened by the gruesome pattern occasioned by his killing whereas in captivity; and more saddened by the tensed and unmitigated insecurity prevalent in all the affirm, evidenced by the incessant and wanton killings in colossal day gentle, of behind.
‘’The manager is morally certain to walk the assailants of this dastardly act, for capabilities of bringing them to book for the gruesome kill of the first degree, and importantly, to step up and seize urgent measures, now, to confront this gruesome safety be troubled in Anambra Shriek, sooner than it turns into too behind.
‘’The Bar with concern extends its heartfelt condolences to the Onwuachus, his associates, and all the Bar neighborhood, over the loss of life of an notorious son” Onyechi said.