The Imo State Police have confirmed the murder of Owerri branch former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Ndieonyema Nwankwo.
The lifeless body of the 64-year-old was found by the police with machete cuts around his neck inside his office.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, the barrister’s body was found by the police who responded immediately to the news of the murder.
The PPRO revealed that while taking a further look around the office, a machete with bloodstains, suspected to have been used in inflicting the cuts on him, was found on the floor.
Ikeokwu stated further that the car and some other valuable items belonging to the late Okonkwo were taken away.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has ordered for full investigation into the incident.
He also called for calm.