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Group seek Delta CP’s  intervention over gunmen attack on legal practitioner



The Executive Director of Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged (CENTREP), Mr Oghenejabo Ikimi has called on Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Adeleke Adeyinka , to ensure the arrest and prosecution of gunmen that shot at a legal practitioner in Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area of the State.

The principal counsel in the law firm of J S Sini and Company in Delta , Joseph Sini, was attacked recently and wounded at about 7.30 pm while attempting to board his vehicle.

Sini who narrated the story when the group visited him at the hospital said that he was rescued by sympathizers.

According to the executive Director of CENTREP, “He was shot at close range by two gunmen who had taken advantage of the dark to unleash mayhem on the victim and in the process sped off the scene in a car, but luckily for him, he was rescued by sympathisers, who rushed him to the hospital in the pool of his blood.

“We are not oblivious of the fact that Mr Austin Icheghe, a former Ughelli NBA Chairman was murdered in Ughelli in similar fashion on the 16th day of April, 2015,” he said.

Ikimi added: “Furthermore, we are also not oblivious of the worsening state of insecurity and cases of unresolved murder in our present day polity and in particular how on the 27th day of March, 2014, gunmen dastardly murdered two private legal practitioners in the state, Messrs Horace Egwonor Dafiagho and Samuel Ekuwaju.

“They were on their way to the High Court, Ozoro, same day their clients were also ambushed and murdered along the Asaba/Kwale Expressway en-route High Court, Ozoro,” he said.

He however appealed that , “ in the light of the foregoing we use this medium to call on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleke Adeyinka, to ensure that the culprits are apprehended and brought to book accordingly to serve as a deterrent to others in the unholy trade.”

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