Lawyer Murdered By Unknown Gunmen In Abia


A legal practitioner simply identified as Blessing Nwalaocha has been killed by unknown gunmen at Alaoji, along Aba-Ikot Ekpene highway, Obingwa council area of Abia State.

According to an eyewitness, the hoodlums waylaid Nwalaocha, who until his death worked with the Abia State Ministry of Justice a few kilometers to his house and killed him.

“It was like the gunmen trailed him from a distance without his knowledge. They blocked his car with a tricycle and dragged him out.”

“He resisted but was overpowered by the gang who dealt him machete cuts. He bled to death while the gang left with his car, ” the eyewitness said.

Meanwhile, a team of policemen later arrived the area and took his corpse to the state morgue.

The incident occurred few days after another lawyer was kidnapped at waterside in Abia and yet another along Ikot Ekpene road.

The latest incident has caused anxiety in the community, as some residents have fled the area for fear of Police arrest.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, ASP Ogbonnaya Nta, said he is yet to be briefed on the incident.