• Crime
  • Updated: February 03, 2023

Insecurity: Gunmen Invade Court, Kill Judge During Session

A court proceeding in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was interrupted on Thursday when gunmen invaded the premises and murdered Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court.

Per reports, the assailants arrived in motorcycles and the court sitting came to an abrupt end when they attacked, sending lawyers, court staff and litigants scampering for safety.

Ugboma hailed from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA and his murder has caused widespread panic as residents and natives have fled their homes.

A resident who spoke on the incident disclosed that the judge was dragged out and shot by the killers who left his body and drove off.

"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 why they killed him. He was from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here", the source shared.

The tragedy was confirmed by the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, who added that the branch would let the public know its actions regarding the incident.

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