Lawyer defending accused in IPOB hotbed gunned down

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A lawyer defending some accused persons in Orlu, Imo, has been killed by hoodlums yet to be identified.

Darlington Odume aka Omekagu was shot inside a supermarket at Amaifeke, Orlu on September 15.

The assailants entered the supermarket, walked up to him, and shot him in the chest. Then they got on their motorcycles, and sped off.

By-standers rushed him to a hospital in the area but was rejected and referred to the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu.

Omekagu was representing some of those in court in the violence-prone Orlu.

IPOB and federal security agencies have been clashing mostly in the area.

The state police command’s spokesperson Michael Abattam has confirmed the incident, adding investigation has commenced to apprehend the killers.


  1. Clearly the Executive arm or Presidency is losing conrrol, or if they are still in control, they are devilishly in control. I said this bcus just last week at Ngbuka Orlu in the same Amaifeke, Nigerian police killed a couple of youths they tagged IPOB/ESN commanders, yes d same Orlu where a group of gunmen they tagged ESN/IPOB at gunpoint stopped WAEC exam on Monday sit-at-home even though d same had since August 9 cancelled sit-at-home on Mondays. I don’t think d govt is wise, bcus if it is wise, it will never had carried out assassination attempt on IPOB lawyer Alloy Ejiofor about three months ago, and now since d govt has set d trend, who can say it is not d govt that this assassinated Omekagu at Amaifeke Orlu? In fact it is d same govt except in this case d govt disguised itself to perpetrate d heinous act. It is so bad!