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Enugu lawyer shot dead after delivering ransom to kidnappers

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Enugu based lawyer, Barrister Eli Ugwu has been shot dead.

NewsBand gathered that the lawyer was shot dead in Kogi State after delivering a ransom to kidnappers who abducted his relative.

Though, it was earlier reported that the lawyer was killed by kidnappers after paying the ransom but a contrary report suggests that he was unfortunately shot dead by police operatives as he was leaving the bush with his freed relative.

Speaking on the incident, a lawyer who doesn’t want to be quoted said, “He had already successfully delivered the ransom and was coming out with the victim when policemen shot them. Eli was shot dead instantly but his cousin, the kidnap victim, is responding to treatment.”

Barrister Ugwu until his death, was a strong member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Nsukka branch.

Meanwhile, Kogi State Police command is yet to issue a statement in respect to the development.

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