Gunmen on Thursday, shot dead Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta local government area of Imo State.
It was gathered that the arrived on motorcycles and walked into the Customary Court while in session, dragged him out in the open, shot him and disappeared into the thin air.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen arrived on motorcycles, marched to his court and dragged him out despite the fact that he was sitting.
They then shot him, mounted their bikes and sped off while others within the vicinity all scampered to safety.
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 LGA Imo State was shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time.”