How Judge Was Killed In Imo Court During Proceedings | READ DETAILS
The presiding judge of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was on Thursday, mur-dered by unknown gunmen during a court proceeding.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailants came on motorcycles and killed the judge, a native of Nnebukwu community in same local government.
The tragic event caused lawyers, court staff, litigants and others to flee the scene.
An anonymous source told newsmen that;
”The jurist was a law graduate of 1991 set. He was killed in his court while sitting. His killers came with motorcycles. They came into the court, dragged him out and shot him dead and drove off.
“His corpse was there as people in court fled. The whole thing is confusing because nobody knew any reason while they killed him. He was from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here.”
Confirming the incident, the chairman, Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ugochukwu Allinor, said that the branch would communicate the public on its actions in regards to the incident.
The Imo state police command is yet to issue a statement on the murde-r as at the time of filing this report.