Editor-in-Chief of TheNigeriaLawyer Alleges Threat to Life Over 2023 Post-Election Publications

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Chioma Kate Unini
Editor-In-Chief, The Nigeria Lawyer

The Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the online platform, The Nigeria Lawyer, Ms Chioma Kate Unini, has alleged threats to her life from faceless and anonymous persons expressing displeasure over some of the stories published on her platform that took a critical look at the roles some government institutions and individuals played in the 2023 elections.

Particularly, the case of the alleged targeted suppression and subjugation of Igbos by non-state parties tacitly supported by institutions of the state who watched on and refused to bring offenders to book even in the face of indisputable and glaring evidence.

Chioma said the first set of threats she faced came from encrypted phone numbers (private numbers) after the March 23, 2023 publication titled “Did MC Oluomo’s Threat to Igbo Voters in Lagos End Up As “A Joke”? A Query to The Nigeria Police Force”. She said the unknown persons warned her at various times against publishing stories of that nature or else she would bear the consequences.

In another editorial published by TheNigeriaLawyer on May 13, 2023 titled “Re: “Eze Ndibgo Terrorism Trial Begins in July: A Case of Selective Justice by The Lagos AG and Police Against Igbos”, which infuriated his antagonists as they sprung up again and have since issued several threats.

The organization, expressed its full and total commitment to balanced reportage in fairness to all parties, meticulously reviewing new reports before publishing and ensuring the interest or reputation of any Nigerian is not unduly sabotaged or prejudiced by its publications. It also called on security agencies to take note of the unfortunate incident and launch proper investigations to identify those who are behind these heinous threats.