Police launch investigation into murder of another lawyer in Imo



The Police Command in Imo State has launched investigation into the murder of another legal practitioner, Mr Garricks Anyanwu, who was killed by assailants a week ago.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, ASP Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

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

NAN however, gathered that Anyawu was killed in his home town of Orodo, in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state by some suspected assassins.

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

A family source, who pleaded anonymity simply said the deceased will be buried on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and declined further comment.

NAN further gathered that members of the deceased family had approached the police with a sworn affidavit to recover his remains for immediate burial.

NAN recalls that a magistrate, Nnaemeka Ugboma, the former Chairman, Obudiagwa Customary Court in Oguta Local Government Area of the state was equally murdered by assailants.

Ugboma was shot dead by gunmen on Feb. 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. (NAN)


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