Corper Lawyer stabs boss In Calabar Over Clearance (Photo)

A lawyer undergoing the one-year National Youth
Service Corps scheme in Calabar, Godbless Nnaji, has allegedly stabbed
his boss, Donald Archibong, for refusing to sign his monthly clearance
Punch Newspaper reports that Nnaji had tried to persuade his boss in his
private chambers in the Calabar-South axis of the Cross River State
capital to sign his letter, but resorted to violence after his
persuasion failed.

Archibong alleged that Nnaji broke the centre
table in his office and used one of the pieces of glass to stab him on
his right arm.

A doctor’s report issued by the Police Hospital in
Calabar, dated March 9, 2016 indicated that the cut on his right
forearm was as a result of a physical assault.

Southern City News
learnt on Tuesday that a petition dated March 9, 2016, had already been
written to the Director-General of NYSC through the state coordinator
calling for necessary actions against Nnaji.

Narrating his
ordeal, Archibong said he absorbed Nnaji to work in his chambers in
December 2015 and within the short period observed that the young
barrister, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015, had poor attitude
towards work.

He narrates, “I decided to write to the Cross River State NYSC secretariat via their zonal coordinator seeking for his recall.

decided to give a week of grace whether there would be show of
repentance and when none was forthcoming, I sent out the letter on March

“An hour later, Barrister Nnaji barged into my office,
demanding for his clearance for the month of March. I informed him that
that would be quite impossible as I would not want to contradict myself,
having asked for his recall on one hand.

“He demanded that I
withdraw the recall letter I sent to NYSC. At that point I asked him to
leave my office. This infuriated him and he started using uncouth and
extremely abusive words on my person.

“He became extremely
violent, threatening my life, saying ‘you cannot destroy my future; I
will kill you before you destroy my future’.”

Apart from stabbing
him in the process, Archibong alleged that Nnaji took N68, 000 in an
envelope in his office that was meant for an arrangement for his late
mother’s burial and a GSM phone, which he later dropped.


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