Sergeant Collins Akpugo, allegedly shot and killed a resident of Okwulagha Afara Ukwu in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.
The information was disclose, when women in the community stage a protest.
addressing journalist on the incident, women leader from the community, Mrs Ngozi Ogbonna, who led the protest on Tuesday, said that the 21-year-old, Chukwubuike Onuoha, was shot in front of his father’s compound on Monday night.
Ogbonna explained that Onuoha was in company with others of his youths friends from the community when the policeman drove towards them in their Toyota Hilux van, with the car headlights flashing them, the victim asked the policeman to dim his vehicle light as they drove towards them in the street, that was what led to an argument before the sergeant open fire on the deceased.
She said, “We know Collins very well, he is a tenant in our community. He killed our son for no just cause. He was confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, this morning.
“We have gone to the Government to complain, we are also going to the Police Command to express our grievances to them. All we want is justice in this matter.”
Also punch has reported that "Apart from the women, youths in the community had also statge a protest on Tuesday morning to the Central Police Station in Umuahia.
They were reportedly chase away by policemen with tear gas before blocking a section of the Umuahia-Bende Road where the CPS is located.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Okon Enen, had summoned a team, led by the Homicide Department of the State Criminal Investigation Department, to investigate the incident.
He said, “We got a signal last night that a police officer shot a resident of the Afara community.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state has ordered a thorough investigation into happened, though the CP has sent a delegation to commiserate with the family and community of the deceased.
“He has assured them that no stone would be left unturned until justice prevailed in the matter.”You Can Now Join Omoko Shaban Social Forums Fans and Share Your Story with our fans and Make Friends: CLICK HERE TO JOIN ONLINE FORUM UPDATES: Please Don't forget to Download Omokoshaban.com Mobile APP: click this link to download CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OMOKOSHABAN MOBILE APP