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Gruesome Murder Of Mr. Awa Peter, A Grave Assault On The Legal Profession – Afam Osigwe


I am dismayed by the tragic information of the brutal murder of Awa Peter Awa, Esq., the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ihiala Branch, Anambra State. This cowardly act, carried out by unknown gunmen, is a grave assault on the legal profession and the society at large.

Awa Peter Awa was a dedicated legal practitioner who tirelessly served his community with integrity and commitment. His senseless killing is not just a personal loss to his family and colleagues, but also a significant blow to the entire legal profession and the society that he devoted his life to serving.

We vehemently condemn this heinous act of violence and call on the relevant authorities to leave no stone unturned in their quest to bring the perpetrators to justice. This is a critical moment for law enforcement agencies to demonstrate their commitment to the safety and security of all citizens, particularly those in the legal profession who often face significant risks due to the nature of their work.

We demand a swift and thorough investigation into this despicable act. We urge the Anambra State Police Command and other relevant security agencies to expedite their efforts in apprehending the culprits and ensuring they face the full weight of the law. Justice must be served, not only to honor the memory of Awa Peter Awa but also to send a strong message that such acts of violence will not be tolerated.

We also call on the government to enhance security measures to protect legal practitioners who, by their profession, are increasingly becoming targets of violent attacks. Ensuring the safety of those who uphold justice is paramount to maintaining the rule of law and public confidence in our judicial system.

In this time of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Awa Peter Awa, his friends, and his colleagues in the NBA Ihiala Branch. We stand in solidarity with them and offer our deepest condolences. The legacy of Awa Peter Awa’s dedication to justice will forever remain in our hearts and inspire us to continue the fight for a just and equitable society.

Rest in Peace, Awa Peter Awa, Esq.

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