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Chidi Odinkalu @ChidiOdinkalu
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Courts in Orlu (Imo West), will be shuttered for the remainder of this week as lawyers, magistrates & judges protest insecurity that is endangering administration of justice. The protest cld affect all legal & judicial business all over Imo State…
In this year alone, the Secretariat of @NigBarAssoc in Orlu located inside the High Court premises has been burgled as have the Exhibit Rooms of 2 Magistrates Courts. Separately, the archives of both the Magistrates & High Courts in Orlu were both set ablaze by unknown persons
Then, sometime during the night of Friday 23 Nov-Saturday 24 Nov, the lifeless body of an adult male was discovered along the Nkume-Amucha road, near Orlu. It appeared to have some tyre marks on the torso & had been dumped by persons unknown (Viewer discretion pls)
That lifeless body belonged to Remy Ogu Jr., a young & respected judicial officer who worked as a Magistrate in Ubulu in Oru-West LGA of Imo State. Remy was widely tipped as having a bright future in judicial office. He lived in Owerri & commuted daily from there to Ubulu
Remy Ogu, Jr. was last reported alive sometime around Thurs 22 Nov. His WhatsApp timed in last activity at 23:01 on 21 Nov 2018. He was due to visit his dad around 24 Nov b4 heading to Abuja for a training course. His official car is reported missing, as is his telephone handset
#Nigeria's rising insecurity endangers lawyers & judges. Around Aug 2018, a Justice of Appeal ws kidnapped in Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State & later released for ransom. Early Nov, Ex-chair, Auchi branch of @NigBarAssoc Mr. Itemuagbo was abducted in Ehor, Edo State. His wife was kille
In Sept 2018, Emeka Agundu, Chair of Obollo-Afor Branch of @NigBarAssoc in Enugu State was killed by unknown persons.

Adeola Adebayo, Secretary of Ikole-Ekiti Branch of @NigBarAssoc, abducted 17 Nov remains in captivity despite ransom reportedly paid…
In some states in #Nigeria, Magistrates & judges are reportedly refusing assignment of some cases for fear of their lives & the lives of their loved ones. Insecurity is clearly affecting the administration of justice adversely & fueling the rise of vigilantism & self-help
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