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Gunmen kill Imo judge in court

Gunmen kill Imo judge in court

Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of the Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Imo State’s Oguta Local Government Area, was assassinated on Thursday by gunmen.

According to close sources, he was assassinated by gunmen riding motorcycles while presiding over a court session.

The incident abruptly ended the court session as lawyers, court staff, and litigants fled.

The assassination of the jurist, who our correspondent learned was from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA, sparked panic in Ejemekwuru, prompting natives and residents to flee their homes.

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One of the sources said,” 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 why they killed him. He was from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here.”

When contacted, the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, who confirmed the killing said that the branch would communicate with the public about its actions in regard to the incident.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, did not take his calls when contacted and he had yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile number as of the time of filing this report.

Gunmen kill Imo judge in court

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