The Nigerian Bar Association on Saturday condemned the abduction of a Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu, and the killing of her orderly by the abductors.
A statement issued on behalf of the association by its President, Paul Usoro (SAN) (below), said the police authorities owed the abducted judge and the slain police orderly the duty of fishing out the culprits and ensure that they faced justice
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Usoro who said the judge’s whereabouts remained unknown since October 30 when the incident occurred in Benin, the Edo State capital, also charged the law enforcement agencies to ensure the release of the judge.
He stated, “The NBA not only condemns in the strongest terms the horrifying and criminal abduction of Honorable Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu, PhD, Justice of the Court of Appeal but calls more importantly for her immediate release and safe return to all of us.
“The law enforcement agencies owe their assassinated colleague, Iheme-Nwosu, JCA’s orderly the debt and responsibility of fishing out and meting justice to the criminals who so brutally and heinously murdered him and abducted His Lordship.
“This crime must not end up as part of our crime statistics.
“We owe ourselves the responsibility of stopping these criminals now.
“They must not go unpunished. We must start our redemption by ensuring the safe return of Iheme-Nwosu, JCA.
“Nothing must happen to His Lordship and her abductors must not escape justice.”
Usoro said everyone should be agitated by the incident.
As detailed in our report yesterday, the NPF is asking that the general public remain vigilant and report
any suspicious activities to either the Edo State Police Command
directly or to the nearest security agency.
Edo State Police Command: Adesuwa Sapele Road, Oka, Benin City, Edo State or under
08037646272 08077773721 0803 837 5844 or 0803718 0188 or by emailing [email protected]