Activities at the Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State have been paralyzed after gunmen stormed the premises and killed the chairman, Nnaemeka Ugboma.
Ugboma was said to be performing his duties at the court when the gunmen, who operated in motorcycles, arrived and killed him while trying to escape from the premises.
It was learnt on Friday that the attack that resulted in the magistrate’s death occurred yesterday during the court proceedings in the council.
The attack on the deceased, who hailed from Nnebukwu community in Oguta Local Government, was reported to have caused panic in Ejemekwuru community as natives and residents alike fled their homes.
An eyewitness narrated that the magistrate, who hailed from Nnebukwu community in the council, was tried to be rushed but he was met lifeless.
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