Gunmen kill lawyer in Anambra community

A legal practitioner, Bar. Peter Awah has been murdered by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Eke Umudioka, Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased, said to be Secretary of Okija Development Union was reportedly shot dead around 11pm on Sunday while attempting to alight from his vehicle.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga said investigation had commenced on the incident.

He said, “The Command Operatives have begun an investigation into the murder of Bar. Peter Awah, Secretary of Okija Development Union yesterday 19/5/2024 by 11:00 pm at Eke Umudioka, Okija.

“Preliminary Information reveals that the assailants operating in motorbikes, shot the deceased as he was about to alight his vehicle for safety when he was approached by the Murderers. Meanwhile, some eyewitnesses have provided details that are already aiding the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Nigeria Bar Association, the people of Okija as well as the State, directs immediate transfer of the case to the Homicide section of the Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for a Comprehensive probe into the incident.”

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