Tension as hoodlums said to be operating within Agwa, Izombe and Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local government areas of Imo reportedly killed a retired police officer, Chris Kpatuma (Hipis) in the area.
Quest Times gathered the hoodlums after kidnapping the retired policeman allegedly c*t-off his throat in a farm in the village and brought back his lifeless body to his house.
When contacted on phone, the wife of the deceased, Blessing Kpatuma confirmed the incident.
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“My husband was beaten by the hoodlums and taken to an unknown place, they killed him, brought his lifeless body back home,” Kpatuma told Vanguard.
However, an eyewitness from the village who spoke to newsmen narrated that, “A prominent person, a retired police officer, Chris Kpatuma (Hipis) was murdered in cold blood in Mgbala Agwa Autonomous Community by hoodlums.
“The hoodlums are said to be a group of people from the various communities in Agwa, Izombe and Egbema (all in Oguta and Ohaji/Egbema LGAs).
“The waylaid the man at his gate in the village, shot him, took his body to the farm area, slit his throat and returned his body dead. In November, this same group killed a youth called Chimobi Duru, who was also a torn on the community.”
At the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Micheal Abattam, was quoted to have said little time should be given to him to confirm the incident.