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BREAKING: Tension as Gunmen Kill Judge in Southeast State Court Session

Nnaemeka Ugboma, the presiding President of the Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Imo State’s Oguta Local Government Area, was killed by gunmen.

The court president was ambushed by the shooters, pulled outside while the court was in session, and shot dead at close range. According to The Nation, the motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire randomly as the onlookers fled the area.

As a result of the jurist’s murder, chaos broke out as litigants, court personnel, and locals ran for cover.

According to a source, the murdered magistrate was a 1991 law graduate who was from the Nnebukwu village in the state’s Oguta Local Government Area.

He said that motorcycle-riding gunmen assassinated him as he presided over a judicial hearing. They were unknowing murders. The jurist was assassinated while seated in his court, according to another witness.

His assassins arrived on motorcycles. They entered the court, pulled him outside, shot him, and drove away.

“As everyone in the courtroom fled, his corpse was there. Nobody knew why they killed him, which makes the entire situation unclear. He was from this area’s Nnebukwu village in the Oguta LGA.

“My learned brother His Worship Nnaemeka Ugboma Chairman of the Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta LGA Imo State shot killed yesterday (Thursday) in court by yet-to-be identified persons,” said Emperor Iwuala, President of the Customary Court in a letter to a Nation correspondent on Friday.

Indeed, this is a dangerous time. Ugochukwu Allinor, head of the Owerri branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, who confirmed the occurrence, called it a “unfortunate scenario” and said, “We have sworn not to sit till the whole problem is settled.

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