Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of the Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, was assassinated on Thursday by some gunmen.
It was discovered that gunmen riding motorbikes murdered the judge while he presided over a court proceeding, causing mayhem to erupt on the premises.
The killing reportedly brought the session to an abrupt end as lawyers, staff and litigants fled, according to reports.
The jurist hailed from Nnebukwu community in the Oguta Local Government Area.
A source 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 while they killed him. He was from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here.”
The killing was confirmed by Ugochukwu Allinor, the chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Owerri branch. Allinor promised to update the public on the branch’s response to the event.
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