Tragedy As Lawyer Drop Dead After Delivering Ransom to Kidnappers

  • By News Editor

The community of Nsukka is reeling from the tragic death of senior lawyer Barrister Eli Ugwu, who was fatally shot under distressing circumstances.

Reports made available to TopNews indicate that Ugwu was killed in Kogi State shortly after delivering a ransom to kidnappers who had abducted his cousin. Initial accounts suggested he was shot by the kidnappers post-ransom delivery, but emerging details paint a different picture.

According to a Facebook post by Senator Chijinkem Ugwuanyi, Ugwu was shot by policemen as he and his cousin emerged from the bush following the cousin’s release. A senior lawyer, speaking anonymously, confirmed that Ugwu had successfully delivered the ransom and was leaving with his cousin when they were fired upon by law enforcement.


TopNews gathered that Ugwu’s untimely demise has left a profound impact on the legal community, where he was an esteemed member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nsukka branch. The circumstances surrounding his death remain shrouded in controversy, compounding the grief felt by his loved ones and colleagues.

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