Tension in Enugu as gunmen murder magistrate

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 3rd, 2014

gunmenEnugu residents have been thrown into panic following the murder of a serving Chief Magistrate O J Nwani on Tuesday.

The judicial officer was killed by suspected assassins.

Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the incident, saying it has commenced investigations to unravel the motive behind the assassination.

A source told DailyPost that the Magistrate, who is serving in Enugu South, Magisterial division was reportedly called by his assailant and that when he came out, he was shot severally in his head and chest.

It was further gathered that the chief magistrate was rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he was declared dead.

Confirming the incident, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu said that the command had not made any arrest, but that efforts were on to track-down the killers.

According to Amaraizu, “our operatives are on the trail of the murderers”.

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