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Policemen Arrested For Alleged Murder

Tragedy struck in Imo State on Saturday as policemen on a stop-and-search duty on Owerri/ Orlu expressway allegedly killed, Nude Oguzie, who was on his way to Owerri for a wedding reception. 

 In a statement made by Chinedu Agu, Secretary to NBA Owerri chapter said the deceased though had NBA Sticker in his Car, a Toyota Camry with no *WER 212 SQ,* but was not a Lawyer. 

 According to the statement, the deceased was driving along Umuaka/Orodo road but was shot dead by Policemen of the Stop and Search Squad. 

 It was gathered that passers-by took Oguzie to the Federal Medical Center in Owerri, where he was pronounced dead. 

 When contacted, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident. Ikeokwu said the three trigger-happy officers had been identified, arrested, and kept in custody. 

 He said, “The Imo State Police Command has condemned the killing of one Jude Oguzie by operatives attached to the Command, on December 5, along the Njaba/Owerri Road. 

 “The Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, wondered why the officers refused to adhere to rules guiding the use of firearms. 

 “He, therefore, ordered an investigation into the matter, with a view to unraveling the cause of the incident. 

The officers involved have however been identified, arrested, and are presently in custody. 

 “The CP while sympathising with the family of the deceased, urged them to remain calm, as the Command will do everything possible to ensure that justice is done. 

 “The Command regrets the killing of the deceased under any guise especially now that the force is doing everything within its powers to put an end to incidents of brutality and incivility to members of the public.”

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