President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro SAN has expressed deep pain over the losses of two Lawyers Mr. Emeka Agundu who was gruesomely assassinated by assailants and Mr. Emeka Eze who died after an illness.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary Mr. Kunle Edun, the President has promised to ensure that full scale investigation into the murder of Mr. Agundu is done with a view to bringing the culprits to book.
In his words: “The sad news of the assassination of Mr. Emeka Agundu – the Chairman of Obollo Afor Branch of the NBA and demise of Mr. Emeka Longinus Eze of the Abuja branch reached the President of the NBA, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN and the National Officers yesterday.
Mr. President and the National Officers are deeply pained over these losses considering the fact that the NBA just concluded its Annual General Conference.
Messrs Agundu and Eze were respected and valued members of the bar who contributed immensely to the development of their respective branches.
Mr. President particularly thanks the Chairman and members of the Abuja branch for their efforts in contributing to the hospital bills of Mr. Eze in a bid to save his life.
Regarding the assassination of the Chairman of Obollo Afor branch, Mr. President has given assurance that he will ensure that the Police undertakes a thorough investigation with a view to bringing the culprits to book.
The NBA President has reached out to the Chairman of Abuja Branch and the Secretary of Obollo Afor Branch to express the condolences of the National Officers and members of the Nigerian Bar Association.