Insecurity In Imo State Worsen As Gunmen Murder Lawyer


Gunmen have murdered a Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Garricks Anyanwu, in his home town Orodo in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of lmo State.

It was learnt on Tuesday that the decomposing body of the lawyer was found in the bush on Friday April 5, 2024 after he was missing for four days.

It was also gathered that he will be buried on Wednesday, April 10.

Announcing his demise on his official BarristerNG, a friend of the late lawyer, Chukwuemeka Mbamala, said: ”Garricks Anyanwu was my classmate at Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, a class of 2003 set.

“We are calling on the authorities concerned to fish out the assassins of our late colleague Garricks Anyanwu.

“It is unfortunate that lawyers have become a dangerous species in our society. Every day, either a lawyer is kidnapped and killed assaulted by the police or assassinated. Enough is enough. May his soul find peace.”

Chairman of Imo NBA, Allinor Oguchukwu confirmed that he had heard of the incident.

“I have heard about it. I have detailed my colleagues to find out the actual cause of the death. I learnt he is of Port Harcourt branch, I have been trying to get in touch with the chairman there,” he said.

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Imo Police spokesman Henry Okoye was yet to respond to enquiry at the time of filing this report.

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