Ezeship Tussle: 25 Year-Old Man Shot Dead In Imo


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 …As villagers desert home over reprisal attack



Four suspected gangsters shot dead a 25 year old man, Chibuzor Akalador of Okwudor Mgbalagwu Autonomous Community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

Eyewitness said that the late Akalador was shot dead at about 3pm along Orgbuofor market square, Umueze in Oguta LGA of Imo State.

According to the witness the deceased was on his lady’s bike when he was double crossed by the armed gangsters who shot him several times on the stomach leaving him to die in pool of his blood.

Investigation revealed that more than 10 people had been killed in similar circumstance by trigger happy youths who are enmeshed in ezeship dispute between Eze Blaze Uba of Umulekwe Igbalagba Autonomous community and one Eugene Ohamara.

It was gathered that the villagers had deserted the community following incessant shooting and killing of innocent people. Sources told National Mirror that youths from the community move about freely with guns and AK47 magazines unchallenged.

Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed that the community has been restive over ezeship tussle.

He said the killing of the young man was not unconnected with the prolonged squabble in the community, adding that the command has been working hard to ensure that normalcy
returns to the community.

“We are working to return peace to the community. The Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu had assembled all the traditional rulers, youth organizations, groups in the area with a view to finding lasting solution to the dispute.”


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