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Father of Anambra lawyer killed by gunmen slumps, dies

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The father of Jude Oguejiofor, a lawyer who was recently abducted by armed gunmen has slumped and died after hearing kidnappers had killed his son.

Oguejiofor, Principal Partner in Oguejiofor & Co Chamber, and his brother, a medical doctor, were ambushed and abducted on their way to see their parents on Sunday, Feb. 11. The medical doctor was released but they held on to Jude Oguejiofor.

As family members were making efforts to bargain for his release, the kidnappers informed them of the lawyer’s demise.

Family sources said Oguejiofor’s father was in a stable health condition until he received the devastating news that his son had been murdered by the kidnappers. He collapsed and died suddenly shortly after receiving the news.

Sources according to Nigerian Tribune said, “The gunmen later released his brother and kept him on the allegation that he had been writing petitions to the Anambra State government about their activities,” a source who pleaded for anonymity said.

“They later contacted the family and told them to forget about the legal practitioner as he had been killed.”

“The man was healthy while his son was in captivity but the trauma from Jude’s abduction proved too much for him to bear after we were informed of his death,” a family member noted.

 

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