Police commence investigation into alleged murder of three persons in Anambra


…Vow to arrest perpetrators of the heinous act and bring them to justice

The Anambra State Police command has commenced investigation into the alleged shooting of three young men namely; Izuchukwu Idemili, 32, of Nkpor, Chidi Oforma, 31, of Nkpor and Bongo Muoghalu, 45, of Umouji by yet to be identified gun men.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, CSP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the killing in a statement in Awka on Wednesday said that the incident allegedly took place when two unknown boys drove a black unregistered Mercedes V Boot and opened fire on the crowd shortly after the inauguration of Nkpor Community task force at the Civic Centre, Eke Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

Mohammed noted that following the report, Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO, CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene and rushed three victims who sustained gunshot injuries to Crown hospital along Nkpor-Umuoji road for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment.

“Corpses deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy. Two expended ammunition of 7.62mm were recovered at the scene as exhibits.

“Meanwhile, case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and efforts are being intensified to apprehend perpetrators of the heinous act in order to bring them to Justice, please” he stated.

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