SOUTHEAST: Lawyers, Litigants Flee As Gunmen kill Judge In Court
It was another fiasco as gunmen launched a strike on the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma.
He was allegedly murdered while presiding over a court session.
According to the PUNCH, the gunmen who operated in motorcycles invaded the court and brought the court sitting to an abrupt end as lawyers, court staff and litigants fled.
The killing of the jurist who according to those Sources hailed from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA caused panic in the Ejemekwuru community as natives and residents alike fled their homes.
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 regarding 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.