Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Onitsha department, Barrister Francis Onwuachi, has been killed by his abductors.
Onwuachi, President Basic of Omor, a neighborhood in Ayamelum Native Authorities Space, was kidnapped was kidnapped alongside Ezu River/Anaku highway on Friday, March 12, whereas on his strategy to his city by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
In keeping with a THISDAY report, the lawyer, who was the Vice President of the College of Nigeria Alumni Affiliation (UNAA), Onitsha department, was discovered lifeless on Friday night time, March 19.
In the meantime, the Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation Branches in Anambra State has bemoaned what it described because the worsening safety state of affairs within the state.
In a in an announcement signed by all of the chairmen and secretaries of the varied branches, the affiliation mentioned there’s pressure Anambra state. The assertion learn;
The Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation Branches in Anambra State bemoans the worsening safety state of affairs in Anambra State and calls on the Federal Authorities, Anambra State Authorities and heads of Safety businesses to get up and be alive to their obligations of defending lives and properties of the residents.
The Committee notes that the safety state of affairs in Anambra State is very tensed up and horrifying to say the least.
Not too long ago, there was instances of kidnap and ugly homicide/killing of harmless residents and safety personnels within the State and nothing is being accomplished to curb this horrifying safety challenges within the State.
Simply final week Friday, 12/3/2021, a Lawyer, Bar Frank Onwuachi, who can also be the President Basic of Omor in Ayamelum LGA of Anambra State was kidnapped alongside Ezu River/Anaku highway and gruesomely murdered the next day by his captors.
Yesterday, 19/3/2021, two Jail Officers had been killed at Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA and that is barely 24 hours after Naval officers and policemen had been killed at Awkuzu and Neni respectively. Additionally, a Naval Outpost near Bridgehead was attacked typically final week ensuing to the killings of some Naval officers and their weapons carted away.
The Committee urgently calls on the State Authorities to as a matter of urgency summon a gathering of assorted Safety businesses within the State to deal with this worrisome safety conditions and sort out it headlong. Failure by the State Authorities to behave instantly could result in a descent to anarchy.
All of us can’t proceed to downplay the Safety state of affairs or faux that every one is nicely. The time to behave is now.
The Committee condoles with the NBA Otuocha Department, the households of late Bar Frank Onwuachi and all safety males killed by unknown gun males and prays that their souls relaxation in peace.
The Committee consequently resolves as follows;
1. That every one attorneys in Anambra State shall boycott all courts from Monday, 22/3/2021 to Wednesday, 24/3/2021.
2. That every one attorneys in Anambra State ought to converge on the Judiciary Headquarters, Awka on Monday, 22/3/2021 by 12 midday for onward motion to the Authorities Home, Awka to precise our dissatisfaction with the present safety state of affairs in Anambra State.
3. Chairmen of Bar Branches in Anambra State are requested to sensitize their members and numerous Courtroom heads to make sure compliance with the above directives.
1. Mr. Ekene Okonkwo
(Chairman NBA, Awka Department)
2. Mr. Kaine Ananwune
(Chairman NBA, Anaocha Department)
3. Mr A.U Okafor
(Chairman NBA, Otuocha Department)
4. Mr Kingsley Awuka
(Chairman NBA, Nnewi Department)
5. Mr B.E Ewulum PhD
(Chairman NBA, Idemili Department)
6. Mr Vitalis Ihedigbo
(Chairman NBA, Ihiala Department)
7. Mr Abel Ofoma
(Chairman NBA, Aguata Department)
8. Mr. Onyechi Ononye
(Chairman NBA, Onitsha Department and Chairman, NBA Branches in Anambra State)