A customary court judge attached to Ejemekwuru customary court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
It was alleged, that the gunmen, who came on motorcycles, invaded the court room, dragged the judge out and shot him dead. A source said that the slain magistrate was a law graduate of 1991 set and hailed from Nnebukwu community in the Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
An eyewitness said, “He was killed while presiding at the 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 chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, confirmed the incident, while the Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command, is yet to make a comment.