I have carefully analysed the reports of events coming out since the gruesome Murder of our Learned Colleague and Brother – Barr Elias Ugwu by the Police at Anyigba Kogi State and hereby unequivocally call for a special investigation into the events leading to the bizarre and inhumane annihilation of a brave lawyer by the same Police who ordinarily ought to have prevented the kidnapping or even midwifed all processes leading to the release of the victims but instead, has chosen to willfully, brutally and recklessly reward a brave Innocent Lawyer with certain death.

I say without equivocation that the acts of the Police and their press release is insensitive to the feelings of the bereaved and the Bar and a deliberate mockery at our collective sense of reason and justice.

I join all men of goodwill to call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Executive Governor of Enugu State, the Senator representing Nsukka Senatorial district to urgently wade into this matter and set up a high-powered inter-agency committee made up of the Army, the DSS and the Police to unravel the mystery and the true circumstances leading to this wanton execution of an innocent citizen who only erred in his bid to save life, a function largely abdicated by the State.

Dr. Gerald Abonyi
Pioneer Chairman, NBA Obollo-Afor Branch

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