Gunmen Kill Imo Customary Court Judge

A Customary Court judge, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen that stormed his court in Imo State.

Ugboma was until his death presiding over an Imo magistrate court in Ejemekwurun, Oguta Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the killer who came on motorcycles, invaded the court room, dragged the magistrate out and shot him dead.

The assailants shot sporadically into the air to scare litigants and their counsels while escaping from the crime scene.

The slain magistrate was a native of Nnebukwu community in the same Local council.

A colleague of the victim, Emperor Iwuala, in a brief statement confirmed the killing.

“My learned brother, His Worship, Nnaemeka Ugboma, Chairman (Judge) Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta LGA Imo State shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time,” he said.

The chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ugochukwu Allinor, also confirmed the killing.