The Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, whose residence was invaded on the weekend by armed policemen and troopers has recounted his ugly expertise within the arms of the safety personnel.
In a press release on Tuesday, Ejiofor thanked a former Minister of Aviation and Peoples Democratic Occasion chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, in addition to his buddies within the Nigerian Bar Affiliation who alerted him and stood by him through the hours of invasion.
He stated, “I need to deeply recognize the untiring efforts of my shopper, good friend and in-law, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode for defying sleep at that wee hours of the evening when he obtained the SOS from me, to alert the world and those who mattered on the bloody assault/invasion of my peaceable residence by these whose main obligation is to safe lives and properties.
“I wish to specifically thank my folks of excellent conscience, significantly the members of my noble Affiliation (NBA), the erudite President of the Bar (Mr. Olumide Akpata) who was persistently checking on me and maintaining contact on the hit of this turbulent hours.
“Very sadly, the nicely deliberate premeditated assault on my ancestral residence resulted within the brutal homicide of my lengthy standing private aide, (Samuel Okoro, aka Light Biggy), who was shot and consequently injected with deadly substance earlier than being set ablaze in my automotive, which the demons in uniform made away with on this black Sunday.
“However, be assured that I’ve greater than sufficient proof to show to the world that the uniformed invaders/assailants really got here to assasinate me and each residing object in my ancestral residence, unprovoked or the second time in lower than two years, within the wee hours of Sunday, sixth June 2021.
“I had waited for twenty-four hours for those who invaded my residence to inform the world their true mission to my peaceable residential residence in Umunakwa Ifite, Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, however nothing is forthcoming. Therefore, mine will probably be coming in levels as I had assured.”
Ejiofor added that he went residence on Saturday as a result of the Catholic Arch Bishop of Onitsha Province (Most Rev. Valerian Okeke) wished to see him in a gathering which he thought can be a non-public one.
He stated, “I honoured this invitation the place His Grace raised a variety of pertinent points and consequently, counseled me for my untiring efforts in direction of attaining peace in our area. His Grace prayed for me and equally supplied additional helpful advise. We agreed for a proper assembly the place main stakeholders will probably be notified and equally be represented. I left the Bishop’s court docket, however not till His Grace blessed me for the umpteenth time, and prayed for me and my good friend who was in my firm.
“I used to be in a deep sleep when the demons struck. The barking of my safety canines and sounds of gun in and round my residence may merely inform me that there was hazard and strange motion in my peaceable residence.
“Initially, I could not fathom what the issue could possibly be however what I do know and might inform the general public on this a part of my press launch is that they’ll hear all of it with impeccable proof to show the atrocities that have been dedicated in my peaceable residence by paid brokers of darkness.
“I noticed because it all occurred, it was like a film. I noticed and overheard them directing my home employees who by no means resisted them in any method to take them upstairs the place their Oga was sleeping on the time, however my employees saved on telling them that ‘Oga shouldn’t be on this home’. Capturing and heavy beating have been concurrently occurring, the time was 2:30am within the morning. I noticed Biggie on the bottom being overwhelmed and shot at, earlier than any person, presumably a medical physician of their firm, injected him with what I imagine to be a deadly substance.
“The lifeless physique of Biggie was dragged on the ground of my compound to my parked automotive. My driver who apparently was in possessions of my automotive keys on the time was ordered at gunpoint to supply to open the sales space of the automotive the place his physique was dumped.
“Efforts by this band of murderers to entry the place I had hidden to be able to end the job for which they got here proved abortive as they could not breach the a number of bullet proof doorways resulting in the place I took refuge. The native physician they introduced together with them, was armed with all types of charms and he was busy making incantations and directing them to the place he felt I used to be.
“Halfway into their murderous invasion of my residence, their seek for me was instantly stopped they usually consequently vanished with my innocent and harmless employees they kidnapped, together with the lifeless physique of Biggie. These evil males left my home round 3:45am having killed, vandalizmsed and terrorised my family for over an hour and quarter-hour.
“They stole my automotive and left my residence together with over 15 Hilux vans, Toyota Hiace buses and Armoured Personnel Provider, they got here with. On attending to Okacha filling station in Neni, they dragged out my elder brother, Mr. Joel Ejiofor, who was equally kidnapped through the invasion and directed him to vanish from their sight.
“It was after my brother left, that my automotive was set ablaze with Mr. Samuel Okoro contained in the automotive. He was not solely killed by these soulless beasts, his physique was burnt past recognition. I want to ask those who directed this legal and lethal invasion of my home, to inform me what crime Samuel Okoro dedicated.
“For the data, the late Mr. Samuel Okoro hailed from Ebonyi State and has been with me for the previous 4 years. He was a brother, a reliable good friend and a refined gents. I’ll eternally miss him.
“Whereas struggling to regulate myself at this cut-off date, I’m certainly damaged and traumatised, not that I dedicated any offence recognized to regulation or that Samuel Okoro even did something mistaken, however as a result of he was murdered in essentially the most weird, barbaric, brutal and heinous method.”
Ejiofor added that he had been the overall counsel for IPOB and its chief, Nnamdi Kanu since 2015, and the proscription of IPOB was nonetheless a topic of attraction.
He continued, “The questions begging for solutions which I need the invaders to reply are, who despatched them to my ancestral residence as a result of they fastidiously monitored me till I moved in on that fateful day?
“I spent nearly per week in Abuja earlier than returning residence, why did not they arrest me in Abuja the place I stay and even invite me to look earlier than them for questioning if I used to be being investigated for committing any offence?
“Why my residence for the second time? Why me? Who funded this bloody train? Who is definitely after my life? Why the invasion of the residence of a Senior member of the Bar at such an ungodly hour of the evening?
“From what I gathered, the sinister function is obvious, the directive is obvious, arrest him alive or useless and burn him alive. I’ll give additional particulars on this subsequently.”
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