A judge, Nnaemeka Ugboma was shot dead by Unknown gunmen during a court session in Imo state, Nigeria.
The killing occured on Thursday when the the Chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma was presiding over a court session.
Eyewitnesses said the Unknown came in with motorcycle and entered the court, drag the Judge out and shot him dead.
The attack brought the court session to an end as lawyers, court staff and clients fled the scene.
“The gunmen arrived on motorcycles, marched to his court and dragged him out despite the fact that he was sitting. They shot him, mounted their bikes and sped off while we all scampered to safety. Nobody hears a gunshot and stand to see the end”, a source said according to Leadership newspaper.
LEADERSHIP newspaper gathered and reported that the late Judge was a 1991 Law graduate, who hailed from Nnebukwu community of Oguta local government area of the State.
A colleague of the deceased, Emperor Iwuala, in a terse statement on Friday confirmed the incident, saying: “My learned brother, His Worship, Nnaemeka Ugboma Chairman (Judge) Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State was shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time.”