Imo Lawyers, judiciary workers suspend court sittings over alleged abduction of colleague

 Lawyers and judiciary workers in Imo suspended court sitting on Tuesday to protest against kidnap of a lawyer Barr. Chima Awurum.

Awurum was kidnapped by gunmen last Friday Mbano/Etiti, Imo.

of Imo branch of Nigerian Bar (NBA), Chinedu Agu, said in a memorandum on Tuesday that must be strict compliance with directive to down tools.

Agu said that the request to suspend court sitting was approved Chief Judge on the state, Ijeoma Oguguo and signed Chief Registrar, C.N Okereke

The memorandum read: the Office of the Chief Registrar, High Court of has declared that in solidarity with the Mbano/Etiti Branch of the NBA the High Courts and Magistrates Courts not sit on Tuesday.’’

Meanwhile, some litigants were seen court premises looking frustrated over the sudden .

A litigant, Mr Kingsley Anyawu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that his case had lingered due to long adjournments and courts boycott.

Anyawu condemned the kidnap of the lawyer and appealed to security agencies to find lasting solution to insecurity in the state. (NAN)