Nigeria

Imo NBA embarks on two-day court boycott over murder of colleague

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Imo will boycott court sittings in the state on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the murder of their colleague, Darlington Udumeh.

NBA branch Chairman, Jude Ogamba, announced the planned boycott in a notice.

”The boycott will be in compliance to the acting Chief Judge of Imo, Justice Ijeoma Oguguo’s two-day sit at home directive.

“The NBA Owerri has received the directive of the Acting Chief Judge of Imo, conveyed to all the chairmen of the five branches of NBA in Imo through the chairman of NBA Orlu branch, Mr B.A. Munonye.

“The acting Chief Judge directed that there shall be a boycott of all courts in the state by all lawyers on Tuesday and Wednesday”, he said.

Newsmen report that Udumeh was murdered on Wednesday in the Orlu council area where he practised.

Udumeh until his death, was the Publicity Secretary of NBA, Orlu branch.

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