Court chairman in Oguta murdered in court

Mr. Nnaemeka Ugboma, chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta L.G.A., Imo State, has been assassinated by armed men.

The murder reportedly took place on Thursday, February 2nd, during a court session.

Ugboma was killed by armed men on motorbikes while handling a court session. This automatically ended the session as everyone present frantically took to their heels and fled for their lives.

An eyewitness told newsmen:

“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.”

Ugochukwu Allinor, chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (N.B.A.), also confirmed the murder.

He asked the public to wait patiently while the branch decides what to do regarding the incident, promising that words would soon reach the public.