NIGERIA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER MURDER OF ENUGU LAWYER
July 29, 2020: Two suspected masterminds in the murder of former Executive Secretary of Enugu State Committee on Adada state creation, Mr Ejimofor Ozongwu, were sentenced to death on 27 July 2020 by an Enugu State High Court.
Delivering judgment, Justice Afam Nwobodo said he found a former President General of Okwojo-Ngwo community in Udi Local Government Area of the state and Nephew to the deceased, Mr Dennis Ozonwgu, and Mr Kelvin Oyibe guilty of the charge and sentenced them to death by hanging.
Ozongwu was brutally murdered on 23 December 2015, in a farm close to his country home in Ngwo, by suspected members of his community over a portion of land belonging to the state government but which was rented to the late Lawyer. (Sources: vanguard, 28/07/2020)