Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State has been assassinated.
According to reports, Ugboma was killed by gunmen who operated on motorcycles while he was presiding over a court session.
The incident brought the court sitting to an abrupt end as lawyers, court staff and litigants fled.
The slain jurist hailed from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA.
A source who witnessed the incident told reporters;
“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 Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here,”
When contacted, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Owerri Branch, Mr. Ugochukwu Allinor, confirmed the killing and said that the branch would communicate with the public soon.
Imo state Police spokesperson Henry Okoye did not answer his calls when contacted and he is yet to respond to an SMS sent to his mobile number as of the time of filing this report.
Nnaemeka Ugboma is the elder brother to Ms. Chioma Ugboma of the News Agency Of Nigeria.
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