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NEWS UPDATE: Imo lawyers embark on three-day court boycott over colleague’s killing

NEWS UPDATE: Imo lawyers embark on three-day court boycott over colleague’s killing

Lawyers under the aegis of the Nigerian Bar Organization in Imo Province have announced that they will remain absent from courts in the province betwixt Monday the 19th to quarta-feira the 21st of September 2021.

The lawyers, who made this proclamation on Sun eve, said the judicature boycott was a sequel to the gruesome murder of Barr. C. D. Omekagu-Odumeh.

According to the notice made available by Chinedu Agu, Secretarial assistant NBA Owerri, on Monday “The NBA Owerri has received the directive of the acting Principal Justice of Imo Province, conveyed to all the Chairmen of the 5 Branches of the Nigerian Bar Organization in Imo Province, through the Chairman of NBA Orlu Department, B.A. Munonye, Esq., that there shall be a boycott of all courts in the Province by all lawyers from Monday the 19th to quarta-feira the 21st days of September 2021.

“This was made known to the 5 Chairmen through their whatsaap platform at 17:02hrs nowadays, Sun the 19th daytime of September 2021.

“The Notice reads: A. C. Emenyonu, secretarial assistant to the Imo Acting CJ has conveyed to me the CJ’s approbation of a state-wide boycott of all courts in Imo province by Imo Lawyers till quarta-feira, the 22nd daytime of September 2021.

“The Secretariat has, a few minutes agone, confirmed the veracity of this information after contacting the Secretarial assistant to the Acting Principal Justice, who revealed that this directive was pursuant to the asking made by Orlu Department of NBA.

“To that effect, all courts in Imo Province shall not sit down on Monday, Tuesday and quarta-feira the 20th, 21st and 22nd days of September 2021, respectively.”





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