One Ifeanyi Okafor, said to be a 20-year-old boy, yesterday, met his untimely death, as a Police Sergeant, Mr. Abu Itam, was said to have shot him (Okafor), dead.
The incident took place, at Okigwe-Owerri expressway, close to Okwelle Police Divisional headquarters. The incident which was said to have happened around 5 am generated demonstrations from the youths of the area.
A situation which forced both the Deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations,Abdulahi Kurawa, and the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, to intervene in order to calm the situation.
Also, Vanguard was told that the tragic incident occurred when Sergent Itam, and three other of his colleagues were on a stop and search operation along Okigwe-Owerri expressway.