– A policeman has shot and killed a 16-year-old boy – Three other persons sent into comma from the shooting accident – The incident which occurred in Imo state, has stirred great buzz regarding police conduct across the nation There was commotion on Thursday, March 23, in Okohia community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state, where a policeman shot a 16-year-old boy Obinna Iwuoha dead.
Three other persons were left in coma after the incident which took place at the infamous “Ugwu Omiri Lawyer” on Anara – Umuahia expressway.
It was gathered that the incident occurred when youths, mainly teenagers who gathered for a church rally for their church crusade which was billed to start on March 25 (today) had a flat tyre, at “Ukwu Omiri lawyer”, a metre away from where some police men were on a road duty.
It was alleged that one of the police officers insisted that the youths must remove their vehicle from the place, but the youths of Emmanuel Healing Power Ministry Incorporated, Uguiri, told the cop they were unable to move a vehicle with a flat tyre.
An altercation reportedly ensued between one of the police men and the driver, resulting in the police officer allegedly slapping him consistently for three times. The trigger happy policeman, Ufere, who wasn’t part of the argument, then emerged from nowhere and shot at the youths at close range, which led to the death of Obinna and left 3 other youths in coma.
Aba city was been thrown into an atmosphere of mourning, even as a policeman allegedly killed a young man who was identified as Chinedu Peter. According to reports, the victim was on his way from an eatery with his girlfriend. The police officer identified as Ibe Uchenna, shot Chinedu in front of Christ the King Cathedral (C.K.C) Asa road in Aba after their vehicle was stopped.