Gunmen have killed a popular legal practitioner, Victor Onwubiko, in Imo State.
It was gathered that the lawyer was killed on Saturday, February 10, 2024, while he was returning to Abia State University, Uturu, where he resided.
A source told The Nation that the incident happened along the Okigwe/Uturu road between 8pm and 9pm on during a kidnapping incident.
“A lawyer who was later identified as Barrister 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,” the source said.
“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 source added.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday.
“We are on top of the situation, I am going to issue a press statement on it,” the PPRO said.