Anambra Government reassures on protection of life, as lawyers protest murder of colleague

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Anambra State Government has reassured that all measures have been installed to further strengthen security in the state.

Gov. Willie Obiano, represented by his Secretary to State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, said this when legal practitioners, under the auspices of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Anambra protested over an alleged murder of one of their colleagues, Mr Frank Onwuachi.

Onwuachi before his death was the President-General of Omor Community, Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA).

Late Onwuachi was reportedly kidnapped and later murdered by unknown persons, last week.

The Governor who reportedly described his death as regrettable announced that a joint security task force had moved into action to ensure that such dastardly acts would not re-occur.

He stressed that the community vigilance groups as well as leaders of town unions had been briefed on what do.

The resolution was signed by the Chairmen and Secretaries of the eight branches of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Anambra State, led by the Chairman, Onitsha Branch, Mr Onyechi Ononye and Ekene Okonkwo of Awka.

“That all lawyers in Anambra State shall boycott all courts from Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 24.

“That all lawyers in Anambra State should converge at the Judiciary Headquarters, Awka on Monday by12 noon for onward movement to the Government House, Awka to express our dissatisfaction with the current security situation in Anambra. “Chairmen of Bar Branches in Anambra are requested to sensitise their members and various Court heads to ensure compliance with the above directive.’’

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