Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

Gunmen have struck again in Imo, this time they shot dead the presiding President of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta local government area of the state, Nnaemeka Ugboma.

A report indicates that the gunmen invaded the court premises, dragged the judge out while the court was in session and shot him dead.
It was gathered that the gunmen, who came on motorbikes, shot sporadically as the people fled the scene.
A source said no one knew the mission of the gunmen until they invaded the court and killed the judge.
“He was killed while presiding a court session by gunmen who operated in motorcycles. Nobody knew they were killers,” the source said.
Another witness said the remains of the judge were left at the court premises while people fled for safety.
The eyewitness was quoted as saying: ”The jurist 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 they killed him. He was from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here.” Another judge confirms incident
The tragic incident has also been confirmed by the President of the Customary Court, Ihiagwa, Emperor Iwuala. He said Ugboma was shot dead Thursday, February 2, in court by yet-to-be-identified persons. Iwuala said judges in the state have vowed not to sit until the whole issue is resolved. The chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, has also confirmed the incident, describing it as an unfortunate situation. It was reported that the late judge was a 1991 Law graduate and hailed from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta local government area.

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