March 20, 2023

An incident was reported about the killing of a middle aged man Chukwuemeka Issac, a week before his wedding by unknown gunmen which has triggered fear among the citizens of the State. He was killed around his shop where he sold provisions at Chukwu of Oke street Amikeaba Ebonyi LGA of the State and left his would-be wife devastated and utterly confused.

According to his wife to -be, Favour Chioma, she said the incident happened at about 9pm when they had closed their shop and were about to enter their vehicle. “Some boys accosted us. They first shot into the air, then ordered Nnaemeka to lie down, shot him three times and collected my phone and left.” She narrated.

The victim happened to be from Obeagu Enyibichiri Alike of Ikwo Local Government of Ebonyi State and has also planned to wed his heartthrob on Saturday April 23 2021 at St Thomas Chapel Pastoral Centre Mile 50 Abakaliki before his untimely demise.

Unfortunately, the suspects that shot him collected the wife’s phone and didn’t collect that of the victim.” Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah said the incident had been reported to the Kpirikpiri Divisional Police Station, added that the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu, has advised the victim’s family to come to the headquarters of the command to make useful statements that would enable the Police swing into action.

The matter was reported at Kpirikpiri Divisional Police. We want the case transferred to the headquarters. The Commissioner of Police wants the case properly investigated and the suspects arrested. “The victim was taken to an undisclosed hospital, where he was confirmed dead.”

Marvelous Ogidi

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