Gunmen on Thursday murdered, Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
Ugboma was killed by gunmen who operated in motorcycles in Imo while presiding over a court session, sources disclose.
According to Punch, the murder 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 while 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.
Henry Okoye, the spokesperson for the police in Imo, refused to take his calls when contacted. He is also yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile according to Punch.