“Statement Condemning the Abduction of Mr. Ejike Ugwu, Esq.”


I condemn the abduction of Mr. Ejike Ugwu, a distinguished and active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Enugu Branch. It has now been six harrowing days since Mr. Ugwu was forcibly taken by unidentified men around the Emene area on the outskirts of Enugu. The alarming rate at which lawyers have become targets for abduction by gunmen calls for serious concern. Over the last few months, there have been confirmed reports of lawyers being abducted across the country. In some instances, they are gruesomely murdered; others are fortunate to return alive but not without parting with substantial sums of money, often raised from friends, associates, and in some cases, members of the NBA branch of the abductee. These incidents across the country are a recipe for crisis that requires immediate and sincere action from all levels of government and society.


Lawyers, who are the voice of the voiceless, have become targets for gunmen. This is worrisome and


Afam Osigwe

Chukwuemeka Mbamala

Chukwuemeka Mbamala


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