The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mr Abutu Yaro, says the police have directed an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Germany-based Nigerian, Mr Uguchi Unachukwu, who was allegedly killed on May 31 in the State.
Unachukwu was shot dead near Sam Mbakwe Airport during a search on his way to catch a flight to travel back to Germany.
The deceased was allegedly killed in front of his wife and two children by men in military uniform.
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The police commissioner, in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman SP Bala Alkana, said that he would stop at nothing to unravel the incident.
“On May 31, 2021, at about 0804 hours, the deceased person was alleged to have been shot by some military personnel.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the personnel flagged down the vehicle of the deceased and told the driver to park for a search but the driver, who at first slowed down, suddenly took off.
“Suspicious of the mission of the occupants of the vehicle, the military personnel made an effort to demobilise the vehicle and when the vehicle eventually came to a stop, the operatives told the occupants to come out.
“It was at this point that a female passenger in the car mentioned that the man driving the vehicle was her husband and that he was in haste to catch a flight.
“He was, however, rushed to hospital by the Air Force team for medical attention where the doctors on duty made frantic efforts to stabilise him, but he later died.
“Imo Police Command has begun an investigation into the case, the Commissioner called for calm and assured family and friends of the deceased person that no stone will be left unturned in unravelling the circumstances surrounding the death,“ the statement read.
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