Mr Austin Icheghe, the Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ugheli, Delta State, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
An eyewitness family source and the late Icheghe’s niece, Egunor Uviesa, told newsmen that the NBA chairman was shot in front of his No 14, Ekredjebor Street, Ughelli residence, while alighting from his car at 9 p.m on Thursday.
“As soon as he came down from his vehicle, they accosted him and shot him on the head.
“He was immediately rushed to a private clinic in Ughelli where he was confirmed dead,’’ Uviesa told newsmen on Friday in Ughelli.
The pool of blood of the deceased lawyer was still on the spot where he was killed and sympathisers were seen trooping in to console the family when journalists visited the scene of the murder.
Delta State Police Command spokesman, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident in a text message, said the NBA Chairman was murdered by unknown gunmen.