Policemen shoot guests during wedding ceremony at Anara community, Isiala Mbano local Government area

www.odogwublog.com reports that confusion has engulfed Anara community in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo State as two trigger-happy policemen opened fire on two people during a traditional wedding ceremony. 

The two policemen whose identity are yet to be confirmed, had accompanied Fortune Nwaukwa,popularly known as Baba-Oru and one Chima Chukwuocha to provide them security. 

Nwaukwa hails from Mbeke in the Isiala Mbano LGA, while Chukwuocha is from Ezeoke in Ehime Mbano local government.

A source, Ugo told www.odogwublog.com that, one of the policemen appeared drunk and in a bid to impress his boss, he shot into the air but in the process, lost control and the gun nozzle fired at guests. 

 Ugo said "the policemen were shooting carelessly in the air to impress their bosses who came in two posh cars and were spraying money. Then suddenly, one of them using one hand to shoot with his AK47 riffle, lost control of the gun and shot at the direction where people were gathered. Both victims lost consciousness". 

While Onwudiwe sustained gun shot in his hand and waist region, Uzochukwu's hand was shattered.

Both are currently at the accident and emergency unit of the Imo state teaching hospital (IMSUTH) in Orlu. 

According to him, " The two persons who came with the policemen helped to convey the victims to the hospital. The youths wanted to lynch the policemen but the family of the bride intervened. They had wanted to vandalise their two vehicles. 

When odogwublog.com  visited the victims at IMSUTH, they were groaning in pain though surrounded by relations. They were unable to answer questions.

On her part, a woman identified as the mother of one of the victims was seen sitting on the floor, crying and bemoaning the situation, while others consoled her. 

Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Andrew Enwerem  confirmed the incident adding that the state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, has ordered an immediate investigation into the situation. 

He said the policemen who came from Ekiti state immediately absconded from the scene to 
avoid lynching from the youths. 

Policemen shoot guests during wedding ceremony at Anara community, Isiala Mbano local Government area Policemen shoot guests during wedding ceremony at Anara community, Isiala Mbano local Government area Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, April 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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