An Orlu-based Barrister, Darlington Odume, has been shot dead by a yet to be identified heavily armed men.
It was gathered that Barrister Odume was shot dead from a close range by the hoodlums on Wednesday evening.
It was understood that Omekagu as he was fondly called was at a supermarket at Amaifeke in Orlu when his assailants shot him.
Sources revealed that the assailants stormed the supermarket at Umudara Amaifeke, Orlu on motorcycles, shot him on the chest and sped off to an unknown destination.
DAILY POST gathered that the slain lawyer was rushed to a hospital in the area but was rejected and referred to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu.
He died while still on the way to the said hospital.
Many argued that his death was a political assasination as he was handling some of the cases of those arrested in connection with the violence rocking the Orlu area of Imo State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Michael Abattam when contacted confirmed the murder to Dailypost.
He said, “Investigations are in top gear to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and to also apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act “