January 22, 2019
Dozens of lawyers took to the streets in protest over rising insecurity and the killing of one of their colleagues by armed robbers in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Monday.
The lawyers, who are members of the Yenagoa and Sagbama branches of the Nigerian Bar Association, took what they called a ‘solemn protest walk’ through the streets of Yenagoa.
Decked in black attire, the lawyers also marched to the offices of the state’s Commissioner of Police and the state’s Director of the Department of State Services to register their displeasure at the killing and declining security situation in the state in general and in Yenagoa metropolis in particular.
The lawyers also tasked the security agencies to immediately bring to book, the hoodlums who murdered their colleague, Pumokumo Abel Ozi, who until his death was a member of the Human Rights Committee in the state.
Ozi was killed by armed men suspected to be armed robbers on January 16, at the Opolo end of the Mbiama-Yenagoa Road, just a few metres from the Police Area Command in broad daylight.