Victor Onwubiko, a legal practitioner from Imo state who lives in Uturu, Abia state, was reportedly murdered by gunmen.
The incident apparently occurred on Saturday night when the lawyer was returning to Abia State University in Uturu, where he lives.
According to a source, the unfortunate event occurred along the Okigwe/Uturu route between 8 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, during a significant kidnapping episode.
He said: “A lawyer who was later identified as Barr. Victor Onwubiko was killed by gunmen along Okigwe Road. He is based in Okigwe town in Imo state but is a resident of Abia State University Uturu.
“He was returning to Abia State where he also resides when he was ambushed by gunmen and killed along Okigwe/Uturu road.
“There have been series of kidnappings and killings along the road irrespective of the heavy security agents in the area.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident to the Nation on Monday, said: “We are on top of the situation, I am going to issue a press statement on it.”
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