The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Imo is protesting the murder of their colleague, Darlington Udumeh and has resolved to show their annoyance by boycotting court sittings in the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
NBA branch Chairman, Jude Ogamba, announced the planned boycott in a notice.
”The boycott will be in compliance to the acting Chief Judge of Imo, Justice Ijeoma Oguguo’s two-day sit at home directive.
“The NBA Owerri has received the directive of the Acting Chief Judge of Imo, conveyed to all the chairmen of the five branches of NBA in Imo through the chairman of NBA Orlu branch, Mr B.A. Munonye.
“The acting Chief Judge directed that there shall be a boycott of all courts in the state by all lawyers on Tuesday and Wednesday”, he said.
Udumeh was murdered on Wednesday in the Orlu council area where he practised.
Until his death, Udumeh was the Publicity Secretary of NBA, Orlu branch.