Gunmen Kill Customary Court Judge during Court Session in Imo, Southeast Nigeria
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 3, 2023
Gunmen on Thursday reportedly murdered Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to information gathered, Nnaemeka was reportedly killed by gunmen who operated in motorcycles, while presiding over a court session. Report gathered that the incident brought the court sitting to an abrupt end as lawyers, court staff and litigants fled.
The killing of the jurist hailed from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA reportedly caused panic in Ejemekwuru community as natives and residents alike fled their homes.
In his remarks, the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, said that the branch will communicate to the public on its actions in regards to the incident. However, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, as at the time of writing this report could not be reached.