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BREAKING: Justice Margaret Igbetar Assassinated

Justice Margaret Igbetar, a former President of the Customary Court of Appeal in Benue State, has been Assassinated…

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Justice Margaret Igbetar, a former President of the Customary Court of Appeal in Benue State, has been Assassinated.

ENigeria Newspaper reports that Justice Margaret Igbetar who was already retired at the time of her assassination was found in the pool of her own blood after she was murdered by unknown killers at her home in Makurdi, the state capital.

This newspaper gathered that the incident occurred at her residence at No. 1, Wantor Kwange Street opposite the School of Medicine of the Benue State University along Gboko Road in Makurdi.

Sources revealed that her body was discovered days after she was murdered.

As at the time of filing this report, details were still sketchy to ascertain whether the retired Justice who was found in a pool of her blood was shot or stabbed by her murderers.

According to a police source who spoke anonymously, the state of her remains indicated that she must have been killed days before her corpse was discovered.

The source disclosed that the police were alerted of the development by the young son of the deceased and they wasted no time in visiting the scene and also ensured the evacuation of the lifeless body of the retired jurist.

He assured that the police were already investigating the matter to unravel the masterminds of the murder.
It was also gathered that before her demise the 73-year-old jurist who retired on October 17, 2015, was said to be living a private life and was hardly seen in public.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene said she was yet to receive full details of the incident.

Only recently, ENigeria Newspaper reported that two Nigerian Judges, Hon Justice Peter Hoommuk Mallong and colleague, Justice Chima Centus (CC) Nweze coincidentally died same day mysteriously.

The Nigerian Judges died less than 48 hours after the court commenced its yearly vacation for judges and had since thrown the judiciary into a state of mourning. READ THE DETAILS HERE

 

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