The chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court, in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was on Thursday, killed in the court premises.
It was reported that Nnaemeka was killed by gunmen riding a motorcycle while presiding over a court session.
The killing of Nnaemeka, who hails from Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA, brought the court sitting to an end as lawyers, court staff, litigants and residents fled.
According to a source, he said,” 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 while they killed him. He was from the Nnebukwu community in Oguta LGA here.”
When contacted, the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, who confirmed the killing said that the branch would communicate the public on its actions in regards to the incident.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, did not take his calls when contacted and he had yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile number as of the time of filing this report.