NBA condemns security agents’ raid on Nnamdi Kanu lawyer’s house

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•Ifeanyi Ejiofor

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Abuja branch of the Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the early Sunday morning raid on the Oraifite, Anambra home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, an Abuja-based lawyer by . Ejiofor is counsel to , leader of .
The attack led to the death of an aide to Ejiofor.
The full statement reads:

The of the NBA Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) has been reliably informed of the armed attack on the residence of Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a member of the Branch and Counsel to Mr. .
The siege and attack took place at Mr. Ejiofor’s country home in Anambra in the wee hours of Sunday, 6th June, 2021. Mr. Ejiofor, who is committed to the restoration of peace in the Southeast, travelled to Anambra on 5th June, 2021 to foster that course.

The armed assault which was executed by a joint of military personnel, police and NSCDC , has left Mr. Ejiofor’s PA, Samuel Okoro, dead, his elder brother, driver and domestic staff arrested and a Toyota Camry conveying the corpse of Samuel Okoro driven away by the .
His apartment was riddled with bullets without the slightest provocation.

It is instructive and unfortunate to note that this assault and harassment by agents of the on account of Mr. Ejiofor’s legal representation of at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, seems to be the modus operandi of the Federal .

The NBA Abuja Branch condemns the reckless use of powers to attack lawyers for discharging their functions pursuant to Section 36(6) of the Constitution of the Federal of Nigeria.

We call on the of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to call the respective personnel to order and commence disciplinary proceedings against those responsible for this assault on Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. and his community.

It is disheartening that at a time when the entire country is constantly under siege and ravaged by criminal elements, state resources are prioritized for the intimidation and attack of innocent citizens who have the right to be protected by the . There is a critical need for state agents to be accountable for state powers vested in them and that can be done by complying with the rule of law and not .

Bulus Atsen
, NBA Abuja Branch
(Unity Bar)