The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro,SAN has condemned the dastardly murder of a Port Harcourt based lawyer, Promise Frank Igwe Esq. on Friday by persons suspected to be assassins.
Immediately the sad news broke out, the NBA reached out to the leadership of the Port Harcourt branch of the NBA and it is pleasing to note that the Chairman and officers of the branch are presently working with officers of the Nigerian Police to apprehend the criminals.
Mr. Promise Frank Igwe was shot dead at a bar in Ozuobu in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State in the morning of Friday, the 12th of April, 2019.
While the NBA President assures members that the bar will not relent in it’s efforts at ensuring that lives and properties of Nigerians are safe and the culprits of the murder of our member are found and prosecuted, the NBA President, unfortunately, laments the increasing surge in violent crimes all over the country. Kidnapping, armed robbery and murder of Nigerians are now rife and the culprits are hardly arrested.
The NBA President calls upon the Federal Government to re-jig it’s security apparatus and modus operandi with a view to making it more proactive, instead of being reactive. A situation where Nigerians can no longer freely move around without fear of attack should be of great concern to the governmnt. The primary duty of government is to protect lives and properties of it’s citizens and residents, and every resources must deployed to achieve this task without fail.
While the NBA President assures members that the bar will continue to monitor the Investigation of the case by the Police, he prays that God Almighty gives the family of Promise Igwe Frank Esq. the fortitude to bear this sad loss, and for his soul to rest in peace in the bossom of our Lord.