NBA Abakaliki condemns the invasion of the Abuja residence of Gov. David Umahi

The Nigerian Bar Association, Abakaliki Branch has frowned at the unwarranted invasion of the Abuja residence of the Governor of Ebonyi state, chief David Umahi.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Branch, F.S. Nweke, Esq. (JP), the branch called on the Federal Government to secure the lives and properties of the citizens by exposing and prosecuting the perpetrators of the dastard act .

The statement reads: “The Nigerian Bar Association, Abakaliki Branch strongly condemn the unlawful, senseless and unwarranted invasion of the Abuja residence of Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi (FNSE, FNATE), Governor of Ebonyi State on the 2nd day of September, 2019 by persons suspected to be officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

“We are most perturbed that the dastard attack was orchestrated barely 24 hours after the Governor in his capacity as the Chairman of South East Governors Forum had announced the ban on herders moving around with AK 47 rifles in any part of the South East zone.

“Equally disturbing is that neither the Federal Government nor any of its security agencies had issued any statement in respect of the illegal attack perpetrated on a broad day light within the Country’s seat of power.

“It is our position that an attack against a Governor who is clothed with constitutional immunity is not only a bad omen, but an assault on the nation’s democracy and thereby portrays the country in a bad light. This action raises series of questions on the level of commitment of the Federal Government in the protection of the rights of her citizens.

“We therefore call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to demonstrate in words and action, her readiness to secure the lives and properties of the citizens by exposing and prosecuting the perpetrators of this mindless invasion.

“The grave yard silence by authorities is not acceptable as this action should not be swept under the carpet.

“The bar and other law abiding citizens of the Country are gradually running out of patience to see a tangential action on this unlawful conduct.”

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