Female lawyer shot by kidnappers dies after battling for survival for one month

Customary court inspector Odera Onumajulu

A female lawyer, who was shot by kidnappers in Owerri, Imo State capital on May 22, has died after battling for her life for one month.

The victim Odera Onumajulu was also a customary court inspector. She died on Wednesday.

Onumajulu was kidnapped in front of her house and shot before she was released.

The Nigeria Bar Association, Owerri branch, reacted to the development through its secretary Chinedu Agu on Thursday. The NBA said it was saddened by the death of the female lawyer.

“Before the ugly incident, Onumajulu was a customary court inspector attached to the Customary Court of Appeal and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016.

“It is very sad how another colleague has become a victim in the ravaging insecurity in Imo,” Agu said.