Gunmen were seen in a trending video as they pulled him out of his Mercedes Benz (SUV) on the road and shot him thrice, leaving him dead.
They thereafter jumped into the vehicle and drove off.
The command promised to bring the perpetrators to book.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, reported the Commissioner, of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, to have ordered the launch of a full-scale manhunt for the yet-to-be identifed assailants.
The assailants, according to Police preliminary statement, allegedly trailed and shot dead an unidentified man driving in a Mercedes Benz Jeep, “which they carted away, along Ebeano Tunnel, Enugu, today being 30/05/2021 at (about) 1700hrs.
The unidentified man, according to sundry media reports, turned out to be Justice Stanley Nnaji.
He was from Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Watch footage of the assassination here: