Chaos In A Burial Ceremony As Police Officer Shoots Mourner In Imo

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It was all panic and pandemonium last Friday at Amakohia in Owerri North LGA, Imo State when a policeman allegedly shot a man in front of Access Bank which is close to the burial ceremony in Orlu Road.

The unidentified Policeman was said to have shot the man and fled, for fear of possible mob attack.

According to eyewitness account, the man shot was reportedly “jirating” following the burial ceremony procession of his kinsman who was to be buried that fateful day.

It was also gathered that the man clad in black was with a group of mourners in same attires, brandishing cutlasses and driving about in a vehicle and shouting.

Investigations revealed that, that the policeman had allegedly confronted one of the men and a quarrel ensued which allegedly led to a close range shot to the victim.

Following the gunshot, people ran for their dear life and when eventually some braved it to confront the policeman, he had fled the scene apparently to avoid the mob action that would have happened.

The man whose name remains unknown was later taken to the hospital (Federal Medical Center, FMC).

It was learnt that, uniformed policemen was dispatched to forestall break down of law and order and carry out investigation on the matter.
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When contacted the Police Public Relations officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu said the victim is responding to treatment and is alive.

It would be recalled that an 18 year old boy, with name Awuzie Duru, was allegedly killed within the premises of a new generation bank branch at Umuaka on Sunday, December 1.

According to reports, Awuzie, popularly known as Aboy, from Isiozi Aka in Umuaka, Imo state, had gone to the bank to withdraw money from the bank’s ATM gallery. The boy took his space on the line and other newcomers took their place behind him.

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