Association demands justice in alleged murder of doctor by husband
Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has called on the authorities to see that justice is done and seen to be done in the alleged murder of its member, Dr. Ogechi Ezeagu, by her husband, following domestic violence on July 10, 2023.
While sympathising with the bereaved family and the optometry community in the country, the association condemned the murder.
In a statement, yesterday, NOA President, Dr. Anderson Chimeziri, called on the National Assembly, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Ministry of Women Affairs, law enforcement agencies and civil society groups to join hands and ensure that perpetrators of crime against vulnerable people, as well as their enablers, are punished.
He said: “Nigerian Optometric Association will not take this lying low, as we shall put measures in place to safeguard our members. 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 affairs to liaise with existing bodies and interface with gender activists to protect our women from harassment and abuse.
We are closely monitoring the case of Dr. Ezeagu and shall respond as the need arises. Enough is enough!”
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