Nigeria, Feb. 7 -- A former Chairperson of Owerri, Imo State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ndionyenma Nwankwo, has been found dead in his office.

The 64-year-old lawyer apparently killed on Saturday was found lying lifeless in a congealed pool of his blood in his office located at 43 School Road Owerri, on Sunday.

The secretary of Owerri branch of the NBA, Chinedu Agu, gave details of the preliminary observations from the scene of the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He said there were deep machete cuts on the deceased person's neck and wrist regions.

According to him, Mr Nwankwo had left home for work and did not return on Saturday.

He said his worried family members, on Sunday, alerted Ishmael Nkwocha with whom th...