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February 23, 2017

How trigger–happy graduate killed youth in Ehime Mbano

The twilight of 2016 brought tears, anger and desolation to the family of late Abbah Iwuji, native of Umueze Ukwuubia, Ezeala/Ezike Autonomous  Community, Ehime Mbano LGA as a reprisal attack from irate youths from Ogbor, Ihitteaforukwu Ahiazu Mbaise LGA has left the family of seven homeless and desolate as the rampaging youths completely decimated their residence beyond redemption before setting it ablaze.

Trouble started on the eve of the 2016 Iwa Akwa (Traditional wearing cloth ceremony) at Amaudara Umualumaku Umueze Autonomous Community when a suspected cultist, (name withheld), a graduate of a university in Imo State shot  one Mr  Chukwunaenye Agbaeru, native of Ogbor in Ahiaze Mbaise LGA.

The victim, Chukwunaenye Agbaeru, a 24 year old tiller had visited   his niece during the eve of the Iwa Akwa ceremony billed to hold on 31st December 2016.

According to an eye – witness, “the suspect  tried to shoot his English pistol repeatedly to no avail as it could not shoot.  The victim (Chukwunaenye) and others around the scene teased the young graduate making jest that he possessed a toy gun which could not shoot.  He then pointed the gun at the victim, pulled the trigger and the pistol went off hitting the victim in the mid – region and he slumped.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died, as all  efforts made by the  medical team to save his life failed.

The 24 year old tiller, an orphan whose father, one Sylvanus Agbaeru was buried about 3 months ago,  was the bread winner in the family of four.  He remains were deposited at St. Vincent De Paul Mortuary Umunakanu.

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The Leader investigation reveals that the trigger happy villain is cooling his heels in the custody of the Homicide Section of the Nigerian Police Force where he is helping the security operatives in their efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gruesome act.

Efforts made to reach the spokesman of Imo State Command of Nigeria Police, DSP Andrew Enwerem failed as he did not  respond to text message seeking to confirm the incident before filing this report.

The Leader visited  HRH Eze C.U Okoro, the traditional ruler of Umualumaku Umueze Autonomous community in whose domain the incident occurred,  and he expressed worry and wondered what the  suspect  was doing with an English pistol.



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