Thugs in military uniform killed policeman in Imo CP
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
The Imo State Police Command yesterday confirmed that thugs in military uniform killed one of its officers, Sergeant Loveday Obilonu, on the Ukwu Uratta Road in Owerri, Imo State .
State Police Commissioner Abutu Yaro told reporters in Owerri, through State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO Bala Elkana.
Abutu said Sergeant Loveday was among the officers deployed to protect the state’s citizens from criminal elements. In their preliminary investigation, he added that the officer was killed by the thugs after they (the thugs) identified him as a police officer and were armed with his gun.
However, the Imo Police Command said it had opened investigations to apprehend the perpetrators.
He said: âThe attention of Imo State Police Command is drawn to a video posted on social media with different versions of stories. The stories are not only false, but mischievous. The person killed in the video is a serving police officer attached to the operations department, Imo State Command, deployed to protect citizens from criminal elements disrupting the peace of the state. This is force number 447160, Sergeant Loveday Obilonu. He was drafted into the Nigerian police force in 2007.
âThe incident happened on May 19, 2021 around 7.45 am on the Ukwu Uratta road, Owerri. The crying woman in the viral video is identified as Kelechi Obilonu, the wife of the deceased sergeant. The preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that the sergeant was killed by thugs, dressed in military uniform.
âThey identified him as a policeman and opened fire on him. No civilian casualties recorded. The Command is on the trail of the perpetrators in order to bring them to justice.
âImo State Police Commissioner CP Abutu Yaro fdc extends his condolences to the family and friends of the late sergeant who paid the ultimate price in service to the nation. He assured the family that the perpetrators would not escape the weight of the law, âpolice said.
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