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NANS Petitions IG Over Alleged Assault

Raymond Ozoji , Awka

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone-B, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over an alleged assault of a student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, by a lawyer. The group which carried out a protest in Awka blocked the Goodwill Junction axis of Oby Okoli Avenue, Okpuno- Awka, for an hour.

The Coordinator, NANS Zone-B, Mr Ikechukwu Okorie led a handful students to also shut the office of the accused lawyer, Mr Albert Okwudinka located along the road during the demonstration. Okorie, who handed copies of the petition to newsmen, said that the student, Miss Chioma Ifemeludike, was pushed down from a storey building on the orders of the lawyer. “Ifemeludike, a 300 level student of Political Science had paid all dues required to be accommodated as tenant of an apartment at Big Brother Castle, Awka being managed by Okwudinka.

“Following the payment, she attempted to install the signal dish of her DSTV cable on June 15 at a vantage position where other tenants had mounted theirs but was prevented by the lawyer. “The lawyer had given frivolous grounds that a separate request and payment be made before installation. “At the persistence of Ifemeludike, Okwudinka threatened and affirmed that should she dare mount the platform, she would have to live to tell the story if she is fortunate to be alive. “The lawyer after threatening her, ordered his staff and a security guard within the premises to push her down from a height of a storeybuilding,” part of the petition read.

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