Police shot a boy in Anambra over suspicion of being an IPOB member Clouds of mud raised by the capturing and killing of Uchenna Udoh, an …
Police shot a boy in Anambra over suspicion of being an IPOB member
Clouds of mud raised by the capturing and killing of Uchenna Udoh, an vehicle mechanic and native of Abatete Group in Idemili North Native Authorities Space of Anambra State, seemed to be dying down, following the continuing peace talks between the authorities of safety forces, Abatete City Union, the state authorities, bereaved Udoh’s household and the restive youths within the space.
A mixed staff of safety forces, together with the Police, Military, Navy, Civil Protection and vigilante operatives had, whereas in a convoy of routine patrol, met Udoh at Eke Agu market, Abatete, on the fateful day, ordered him to return nearer for a search however, out of worry, he took to his heels and one of many safety personnel shot him lifeless, accusing him of being a member of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB.
Consequently, youths in Abatete, each indigenes and non-indigenes revolted without delay, launched into a violent demonstration in protest in opposition to Udoh’s killing on mere suspicion, went on a rampage, and began destroying properties on the palace of the standard ruler of the group, Igwe Charles Emeka Efobi who was not even on the town.
The irate youths additionally stormed the palace of the standard prime minister of Abatete (Onowu and Obi of Agbaja Quarters), Pius Ezigwe, and the compound of the President-Normal,PG of Abatete Growth Group, ADO, Chief Lawrence Okoye and destroyed some current constructions, which prompted the police to descend closely on them, arrested some, and clamped them into detention.
Nevertheless, the monarch and city union leaders pardoned the youths and took them on bail, regardless of the quantum of damages they perpetrated on the Igwe’s and Onowu’s palaces, to allow the peace talks to proceed in earnest.
On the final depend of the peace talks, the state authorities was mentioned to have agreed to pay compensation for killing Udoh by the safety forces over mistaken id.