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General News of Friday, 3 February 2023


Imo jurist killed by gunmen during court session

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Gunmen have shot dead the presiding President of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma.

The gunmen ambushed the court president, dragged him out while the court was in session and shot him dead at a close range.

The gunmen, who came on motorbikes, shot sporadically as the people fled the scene.

The killing of the jurist caused pandemonium as litigants, court staff and residents fled the helter skelter for safety.

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.