Gunmen Kill Imo Judge In Court Premises

Gunmen on Thursday, shot Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, leaving him dead.

An eyewitness told Leadership that the gunmen, who arrived on motorcycles, walked straight to the Customary Court while in session, dragged him out in the open, shot him and disappeared into the thin air.

“The gunmen arrived on motorcycles, marched to his court and dragged him out despite the fact that he was sitting. They shot him, mounted their bikes and sped off while we all scampered to safety. Nobody hears a gunshot and stand to see the end.” The source, who pleaded anonymity said

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Emperor Iwuala, a colleague of the deceased, in a terse statement on Friday confirmed the incident, saying: “My learned brother, His Worship, Nnaemeka Ugboma Chairman (Judge) Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta LGA Imo State was shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time.”

The chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ugochukwu Allinor, when contacted, also confirmed the killing.

The late Judge was a 1991 Law graduate, who hailed from Nnebukwu community of Oguta LGA of the State.