A former Enugu State High Court Judge, Justice Stanley Nnaji has been assassinated by unknown gunmen along Ebeano Tunnel in Enugu.
Justice Nnaji was shot multiple time on Sunday evening while driving in a black Mercedes Benz SUV, as could be seen in a video posted on Twitter by an eyewitness.
Confirming the report in a statement, the Enugu State Police Command could not identify the victim as a former Judge at press time.
Titled, ‘Murder of an unidentified man: CP orders full-scale manhunt of assailants, says they must be fished out and brought to book’, the statement reads:
“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the launch of a full-scale manhunt for yet-to-be-identified armed assailants, alleged to have trailed and shot dead an unidentified man driving in a Mercedes Benz Jeep, which they carted away, along Ebeano Tunnel, Enugu, on Sunday, 30/05/2021 at about 1700hrs.
“The victim, whose true identity is yet to be known, was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.”
Watch the video below:
The moment Unknown gunmen shot and killed Justice Stanley Nnaji 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/xf5kbLzTvd
— The Nigerian Barrister (@TheNigerianBar) May 31, 2021
One man shot dead in broad daylight in Enugu pic.twitter.com/BctjmL0jsZ
— Gwen Divy Ifeson (@gwenshuga) May 30, 2021
This comes barely 24 hours after a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo state,