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Alumni Body Wants Justice For Murdered Former NBA Chairman

The University of Calabar Alumni Association says justice must be delivered to the family of late Ndionyenma Nwankwo. Unknown persons recently murdered the former chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri, Imo State branch.

HumAngle reported how Nwankwo was found dead in his office at 43 School Road, Owerri with stab wounds around his neck last Sunday.

A preliminary report by the police stated that a machete with bloodstains, suspected to have been used in attacking the late lawyer was found at the crime scene.

The association, in a statement jointly issued by Chinyere Sani, its President, Nseabasi Peter, Secretary, and Ebere Uzoma, the spokesperson, said only justice could console  the deceased family over the “gruesome murder.”

Describing the incident as “one of many unfortunate assassinations bedevilling the society,” the association said the government and security agencies must rise to the occasion and prosecute the assailants.

“The perpetrators of this heinous crime have no regard for the sanctity of life and should be brought to justice,” it said in the statement.

It described the deceased as a legal practitioner who had “a lot to give to society” while commiserating with his family and the entire UNICAL alumni.

No Arrest Made Yet – Police

While the police have opened a murder inquiry into the late NBA chief’s gruesome killing, no arrest has been made.

On Friday, Ikeokwu Orlando,  the police spokesperson in Imo State, told HumAngle that they were yet to ascertain the motive behind the gruesome murder.

“There is no update yet, we are yet to identify the motive behind the murder, so no arrest has been made either,” Orlando said in a telephone interview with HumAngle.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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