Lawyer shot dead in Imo

Nigeria Police policemen

Lawyer Darlington Odume, popularly known as Omekagu, has been shot dead in Imo State.

He was shot at a supermarket at Amaifeke in Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

A source told PUNCH that the victim was first rushed to a hospital in the area but was rejected and referred to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital. He, however, died on the way to the teaching hospital.

Imo police spokesperson Michael Abattam confirmed the killing and added that the state commissioner of police, Rabiu Hussaini, had ordered a holistic investigation into the incident.

Odume, a native of Umudara village in Amaifeke- Orlu, was called to the Nigerian Bar Association, five years ago.