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Optometrists write IGP, demand justice for ‘murdered’ colleague in Abuja

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has condemned the murder of one of its members, Ogechi Ezeagu.

According to the family of the deceased, Ezeagu, a resident of Bwari in the Bwari area council, Abuja, died during a scuffle with her husband on July 10.

NOA, in a statement signed by Anderson Chimeziri, its president, sympathised with her family and the optometry community in Nigeria.

Chimeziri called on the concerned authorities in the federal capital territory (FCT) and the inspector general of police (IGP) to intervene.

Chimeziri also urged the national assembly, the National Human Rights Commission, law enforcement agencies, the ministry of women affairs, civil society groups, non-governmental organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to join hands in ensuring that the family of the deceased get justice and the mastermind is punished.

“Nigerian Optometric Association will not let this lie low as we shall put measures in place to safeguard our women members,” the statement reads.

“We are already collaborating with Women Optometrists in Nigeria (WON) to provide legal services that will protect our female members whether single or married from abuse of any kind.

“The welfare of our members is our utmost priority. NOA has set up a committee on women’s affairs to liaise with existing bodies and interphase with gender-based activists to protect our women members from harassment and abuse.

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“We are closely monitoring the case of Ezeagu’s murder and shall respond as the need arises. Enough is enough.”


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