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Bar. Chikezie Thompson an Onitsha base lawyer and one-time chairman of P.D.P in Anambra East L.G.A has called Prof. Charles Soludo the governor of Anambra State to save lawyers in the state by urgently putting adequate security measures to protect them who he noted is been tormented by hoodlums, gunmen and miscreants going by several attacks on them recently adding that it is like Lawyers are endangered species in the state right now.

Sending this message to Gov. Soludo while speaking to journalists on the heels of the recent abduction and assassination of two lawyers namely Bar. Azoro and Bar Peter Awa who was gruesome gunned down in Okija a few days ago which has culminated in the ongoing boycotts of courts in the state by entire lawyers in the state, Bar. Chikezie lamented that it baffles him as to why lawyers who are supposed to be defendants of the defenceless and oppressed in the temple of justice are now the target of attacks by people who are protecting their interest and called on the Anambra State government to rise to the occasion and do the needful by urgently protect lawyers so that it won’t negatively affect the legal process in the state.

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Bar. Chikezie who was visibly pained by this development while decrying the abduction and killing as unfortunate and barbaric stated that it is high time the Anambra State government handled the situation with the uppermost importance it deserves.

Said he, “Anambra State government must as a matter of Priority urgently come to the rescue of Lawyers in order not to jeopardize the legal process in the state, right now lawyers in the state are afraid for their safety because they don’t know who it will be his or her turn next, courts in the state are not currently sitting because lawyers are boycotting them because of fear of insecurity of their lives”.

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