Enugu govt to probe killing of prominent lawyer

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday visited Okwojo Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area, where a prominent lawyer in the state and the Executive Secretary of the Movement for the Actualisation of Adada State, Barr. Ejimofor Ozongwu was brutally murdered on Christmas eve.

Ozongwu was killed by yet to be identified hoodlums, following a land dispute. But the governor promised that government will look into the matter and take decisive decision to forestall future occurrence of the ugly incident. .

The governor, who was accompanied to the site by a lawmaker representing Enugu North/South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Chime Oji, the former Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Chief Dubem Onyia, former State Commissioner for Justice, Chief
Anthony Ani (SAN) and other leaders of thought in the area, described the late lawyer as a good citizen of the state.

According to the governor, the late Ozongwu championed the course for the creation of Adada State.

Ozongwu, a lawyer, who was in his late 50s, was reportedly killed over a disputed piece of land in his village, Okwojo Ngwo, near Enugu at about 2pm on the eve of Christmas day.

Speaking during the visit, a community leader, Ozo Ramsey Onyia, described him as a “liberator to the community”, adding that what happened to him was beyond the issue of land dispute.

He said that the late lawyer had been protecting the interest of the villagers since early 90’s, especially the down-trodden and expressed confidence that the governor’s visit would go a long way to address the issue to the satisfaction of the people of the community and the general public. (The Guardian)

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