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Police probe murder of lawyer in Imo




The police command in Imo State said it launched an investigation into the murder of another legal practitioner, Garricks Anyanwu, killed by suspected gunmen a week ago.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, disclosed this during a telephone interview on Tuesday.

Mr Okoye, who confirmed the incident, however, promised to make an official statement on completion of investigation on the matter.

Mr Anyawu was killed in his home town of Orodo, in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state by suspected assassins.

His decomposing body was discovered on April 5, in a bush.

A family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deceased would be buried on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and declined further comment.

Members of the deceased family had approached the police with an affidavit to recover his remains for immediate burial.

Recall that a magistrate and ex-Chairman, Obudiagwa Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area of the state, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was equally murdered by assailants.

Mr Ugboma was shot dead by gunmen on February 2, 2023, while he was presiding over a court session.

The gunmen, who reportedly rode in motorcycles, were said to have shot and killed the 55-year-old magistrate, after identifying him as their target.