A 23-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corp, currently serving in Ogun State, was shot dead on Monday, by unknown Gunmen in Owerri, IMO State capital.
The deceased, identified as Ekene Uwaoma Martins, was killed around 8:30pm at Ama-wire junction, on his way to his residence, alongside MacDonald who is said to be his friend.
It was gathered that Ekene, a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from the Imo State University, Owerri, and his friend, were waylaid by four men bearing arms.
It was learnt that the gunmen who shot the deceased on his chest for refusing to give them his mobile phone are still at large.
He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he was confirmed dead.
Ekene was said to have come to the state to visit his mother, Mrs. Mary Uwaoma, when he was murdered.
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirming the incident said investigations were ongoing and that the culprits will be apprehended soon and charged to court.
Source – Gistmore