Stanley Nnaji, a former judge of the Enugu state high court, has been shot dead by gunmen.
Nnaji was killed on Sunday evening in Enugu while driving in a black Mercedes Benz SUV.
A video posted on Twitter by a witness showed how the assailants double-crossed the judge’s car, dragged him out and shot him.
The incident was said to have happened beside the Enugu Diagnostics Centre, by Ebeano Tunnel.
Confirming the incident, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, commissioner of police in the state, said he has ordered a manhunt for the gunmen.
In a statement signed by Daniel Ndukwe, spokesperson of the police command, the commissioner said: “The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.”
Nnaji hails from Mbu, Isi-Uzo LGA of the state.
He was dismissed as a judge following his alleged role in the removal of Chris Ngige, the then governor of Anambra state, in 2007 via a questionable ex-parte order.
Nnaji was killed few hours after Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead by gunmen in Imo state.
Provided by BONA NAIJA