Lawyer petitions IGP, FG over alleged murder of wife by gunmen in Ebonyi


A lawyer and member of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Onueke branch, Barr. Amechi Shedrack Enyi, on Tuesday, petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged conspiracy with security operatives that resulted to the murder of his wife, Gloria by gunmen.

The petitioner, Barr Enyi made this known in a statement signed by Barr. Ikechukwu Njoku among others and made available to journalists in Abakaliki capital of Ebonyi State.

Enyi, however, accused the Divisional Police Officer, Central Police Station Abakaliki and the Investigation Officer, (CPS) of conspiring and murdering of his wife.

He alleged that the murder of his wife can be deduced from the acts of threats coming from the police officer Mr. Emmanuel Lawrence and wife, and the manner in which he was lured out of his house for the plans to be executed.

Responding, the chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Onueke Branch Uche Igba said that trouble started when on the 22nd of November 2021, Barr. Shedrack Enyi’s wife, Mrs. Amechi Gloria was brutally stabbed to death in her residence at No. 1 Enyi Close Nkaliki while her husband was being unlawfully detained at the Central Police Station Abakaliki.

He said that the unlawful detention was on the orders of the Divisional Police Officer, CSP. Ikechukwu Okoro with the conspiracy of the Investigation Police Officer, Geoffrey Aghachi and one Inspector Emmanuel Lawrence and his wife.

According to the petitioner, Mrs. Lawrence converted part of her rented apartment to mini poultry house, an act which constituted unbearable nuisance against other tenants in the premises.

“Acting on the persistent complaint raised against the said nuisance, Barr. Enyi who manages the property appealed to her to dismantle the poultry house made of wood and cease further rearing of the chicken in the premises”.

“Mrs. Lawrence flagrantly refused to yield to the entreaties made by Barr. Enyi, which prompted him with the assistance of the caretaker of the premises and other tenants to remove the poultry wooden house”.

He alleged that Mr. Lawrence and wife started unleashing threat against the Barr. Shedrack who was later arrested and detained at CPS, following complaint made at the police station by Mr. Lawrence and wife.

Enyi expressed regret that he was later granted bail and was subsequently rearrested again after he called for the transfer of the case to the police headquarters.

“I was thrown into cell on the orders of the said DPO of Central Police Station on Saturday 20th November 2021 and remained incarcerated till Monday morning, 22nd November 2021,” he noted.

The police public relations officer, PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah, Ebonyi State command, refused to pick calls when contacted for reaction at the time of filling this report.


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