After 25-year-old Kelechi Ogbonna was allegedly shot and killed by Ebubeagu security officials on Sunday, there were protests in Amaeshe, Oguta 1, in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
While the suspects were hurting other young people who had already been taken to the hospital in an attempt to flee, the student’s killing aroused anger in the neighborhood.
When the suspects were trying to flee the mob, our correspondent saw video clips of them firing in the air.
The irate teens jeered them as they sped by while driving their Sienna and wearing black clothing.
The number of casualties would have been high if not for the quick action of police officers commanded by the Divisional Police Officer.
The youngsters transported the body of the victim to the residence of the previous chairman of the Oguta LGA interim management committee, where they staged a protest over the death.
They urged the government to prosecute those responsible for the murder of Ogbonna, a student at Priscilla Memorial Grammar School in Oguta.
The youths just asked why the Ebubeagu Security personnel came to arrest a youth without permission from the police, according to an eyewitness who does not wish to be named.
“They arrived to detain a young person, but they were asked if police officers were aware. When they began shooting, Kelechi Ogbonna was killed. They had been admitted to the hospital and had caused other people injury.
Chinagorom Origbo, the community’s youth president, stated that the event had been reported to the police.
He claimed that the young group was calling for justice in the situation.
Zinny Ogbonna, the deceased’s sister, told our correspondent that as of the time this story was being written, her brother’s remains had not been placed in a mortuary.
As of the time this story was submitted, a text message addressed to the command’s police spokesperson, Michael Abattam, had not received a reply.
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