A legal practitioner, Osobase Omo-Iyoha has been murdered by his yet to be identified kidnappers.
The news was on the Facebook page of the past Nigeria Bar Association Assistant General Secretary, Okey Leo Ohagba.
According to Ohagba, “I received with shock, the horrifying news of the kidnap and eventual murder of our dear colleague, Late Osobase Omo-Iyoha.”
According to him, the incident underscores the deploring security situation in Nigeria.
“The case of Omo-Iyoha, once again brings to fore, the tragic realities of our failed security system. Government has failed Omo-Iyoha of that duty of protecting his life and property, same way the Government have failed us repeatedly and appears overwhelmed by rising insecurity in the land; Boko Haram, armed banditry, kidnapping and killer herdsmen topping the list.
“Our slain colleague was a committed member of the NBA and particularly Benin branch. He will be sorely missed by the Bar”
He commended the Nigerian Police for its efforts at unraveling the mystery behind the act.
“From all story lines and emerging reports, the assailants of our late colleague are well known and allegedly notorious in atrocious acts. While I commend the police and other security agencies for the investigation breakthrough so far, having arrested some kingpins in the barbaric act, I think it is high time our government and security agencies became more proactive than this reactive approach in policing this nation.
“The perpetrators of this dastardly act must face the consequences of their evil actions. Government must wake from her slumber and take issues of security more seriously in Nigeria. There shall be no sacred cows anywhere”, he said.