Nigerian soldiers reportedly kill IPOB Lawyer’s PA, escape with corpse, arrest 4 relatives

Nigerian soldiers reportedly invaded the home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) in the early hours of Sunday, June 6 and killed his Personal Assistant, identified as Samuel Uzo Okoro, also known as Biggy. 

According to SaharaReporters, the soldiers also put his corpse in the boot of a vehicle belonging to the lawyer and took them away. 

The International Society for Civil Liberty and Rule of Law, also revealed in an update that four of the lawyer’s relatives were also abducted by the military men. 

A statement from the organisation said, “In the wee hours of this morning, his house was invaded by armed soldiers, joined by the police, Department of State Services and civil defence operatives. The invading security operatives jumped the perimeter fence of the compound after cutting its security cable and shooting in different directions. 

“The respected human rights lawyer who is also the principal attorney to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and several other groups and individuals, was unable to be tracked and abducted or instantly shot dead because he was hiding somewhere in his house.

“The invading government security operatives did not spare the life of the lawyer’s Personal Assistant, Samuel Uzo Okoro (Biggy), who was shot and killed inside the compound. The late Samuel Okoro had woken up as a result of noises and gunshots to find out what was going on when soldiers shot and killed him instantly. Unable to locate the lawyer and having shot and killed his PA, Samuel Okoro, the soldiers and others carried his corpse and dumped same in the boot of a Camry car belonging to Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and ordered his chief driver (fondly called ‘Papa’ or ‘Elder’) to drive the car and follow them with the corpse. 

“The invading government security operatives also abducted Barr Ejiofor’s elder brother, Joel Ejiofor and the lawyer’s two domestic workers, named Ugochukwu and Chikezie and bundled them away. 

“The lawyer’s elder brother, Joel was later pushed out of one of the hilux vans at Ojoto en route Awka, Anambra State and he has since returned alive and unhurt. 

“The invading soldiers and other security operatives were also found to have been mobilised from Abuja and Anambra State and from the 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha. The police, DSS and Civil Defence operatives came from Anambra State and Abuja.” 

The security operatives have not stated why they laid siege to the lawyer’s house. 

Meanwhile, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful on Sunday morning, released a statement concerning the incident.

Powerful wrote:
“Barrister Ejiofor’s house been invaded by Fulani Jihadists soldiers now and they went to eliminate him, the world must hear the evil Nigeria and her security agencies are committing.

“This is 2.30am time they surrounded his country home. Is it an offense for someone to defend IPOB? Barrister Ejiofor is doing his job as a lawyer; where in the world would a legal practitioner be harassed because he represents an organisation?

“The Nigerian Army invaded and burnt his house on 2nd December 2019 and killed more than 10 people. After that, they were still trailing and harassing him. The whole world must hear because Nigerian government must get what they are looking for from IPOB,” the statement had said.

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  1. APC government, led by President Mohammad Buhari, Ahmed Tinubu, and the Nigerian army should be getting ready to be dragged to the ICCJ in Hague. They will never escape criminal justice for their human rights abuses and allowing all the killings since six years they have been in power! Let them know this; but the problem is whether Nigeria still has committed human Rights legal practitioners who have great balls to embark on this onerous task, like those who took the Liberian warlord, Charles Taylor, and Rwandan leaders who masterminded genocide there have been jailed! God will surely raise men who will do that in this country!

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