Nnaji Godbless Chiedozie, a lawyer undergoing the one-year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, has allegedly stabbed his boss, Donald Archibong, in his private chambers, for refusing to sign his monthly clearance form.
Nnaji had reportedly tried to persuade Archibong to sign his letter but resorted to violence after the persuasion failed. He was said to have broken the centre table in his boss’ office and used one of the pieces of glass to stab him on his right arm.
Archibong said he absorbed Nnaji to work in his chambers in December 2015 and within the short period observed that Nnaji, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015, had poor attitude towards work. Archibong said that a petition had already been written to the DG of NYSC for necessary actions against Nnaji.
His words: “I decided to write to the Cross River State NYSC secretariat via their zonal coordinator seeking for his recall and I 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 9.
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.
Nnaji did not only stab me, he took N68, 000 in an envelope from his office that was meant for an arrangement for my late mother’s burial and a GSM phone, which he later dropped.”