One Mr Chukwudi Chukwu, 29 has been shot dead by a vigilante at Okposi community, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State while attending a wake with his friend at Nediokpa village, when the gun-wielding Hosanna Aju allegedly opened fire on him on Tuesday.
The victim who hailed from Amoji Nenwe community, in the Aninri LGA of Enugu State was to wed on April 28, 2021, before his life was cut short by the trigger-happy local security man.
The deceased’s friend, who attended the wake with him, Mr Innocent Ezeogo, said the assailant approached them shortly after arriving at the venue and wanted to fire a shot in their midst and they protested against the move and stood up to leave when the gunman shot his friend dead.
The victim’s wife-to-be, Mrs Juliana Nnamani, said she was still in shock over the development as she called on the police to ensure the diligent prosecution of the culprit.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident saying the culprit had been arrested and that investigations revealed that he was not a vigilante but the source of the locally-made gun could not be ascertained.
She said, “Plans have been concluded to arraign the suspect.”