By Zara Nwachinaemere, Abakaliki
The burial of late Supreme Court Judge, Justice Nwali Ngwuta has been postponed indefinitely.
Ebonyi State Government and the family yesterday announced the indefinite postponment of the burial citing security reasons in the state.
In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr Orji Uchenna Orji in Abakaliki, he said that a new date for the burial would be announced later.
The statement reads: “This is to inform the general public that due to security reasons, all funeral arrangements between the 28th to 30th April, 2021, scheduled to mark the burial of His Lordship, Hon. Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, Justice of the Supreme Court, at Abakaliki and Ukawu are hereby postponed indefinitely”.“New dates shall be announced later”.
The commissioner hinted that the State Government, the deceased family and the Burial Planning Committee regret any inconveniences the postponment might have caused the public.It was gathered that all the arrangements for the commencement of the burial arrangements of the Supreme Court Judge has been concluded before the announcement.
It would be recalled that two Soldiers and two civilians were killed in Afikpo yesterday while the Abakaliki Federal High Court along Enugu Abakaliki Express road was set ablaze.
However, security has been beefed up at the Ebonyi State Judiciary complex and other Federal government facilities in the state.