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Senior Lawyer Shot Dead After Ransom Delivery to Kidnappers in Kogi

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Senior Lawyer Shot Dead After Ransom Delivery to Kidnappers in Kogi

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The tragic death of Barr Eli Ugwu, a senior lawyer from Enugu State, has plunged the community of Nsukka into profound sorrow. Reports indicate that Ugwu was fatally shot in Kogi State shortly after delivering ransom to kidnappers who had abducted his cousin, marking a harrowing turn of events that has sparked controversies.

Initial accounts suggested that Ugwu fell victim to the kidnappers’ brutality after fulfilling their demands. However, emerging reports have cast doubt on this narrative. According to sources, including a Facebook post by Senator Chijinkem Ugwuanyi, it’s now believed that Ugwu and his cousin were shot by policemen as they emerged from the bush following the release of the kidnapped relative.

The shifting circumstances surrounding Ugwu’s death have left the community reeling with shock and uncertainty. While some maintain that he was targeted by the kidnappers, others assert that law enforcement officers were responsible for the tragic outcome. A senior lawyer, speaking anonymously, confirmed that Ugwu was shot by the police after successfully delivering the ransom, leaving his cousin injured but alive.

Ugwu’s untimely demise has deeply affected the legal community, where he was a respected member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nsukka branch. His sudden loss has sent shockwaves through the legal fraternity, highlighting the dangers faced by practitioners in their line of duty.

As the community mourns the loss of Barr Eli Ugwu, questions linger over the circumstances of his death and the actions of law enforcement agencies involved. The Kogi State Police command has yet to issue an official statement on the incident, adding to the uncertainty surrounding this tragic event.

In the wake of this devastating loss, friends, colleagues, and loved ones of Barr Eli Ugwu are left grappling with grief and seeking answers amidst the unfolding complexities of his untimely passing.

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