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An Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ukam Efut, was yesterday shot dead at a security checkpoint at Agwa in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the victim was killed on Thursday by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Agwa, Oguta LGA, Imo State.
According to reports, after shooting the officer dead, his killers were said to have chopped off his private parts and fled with them.
A community source told reporters that the gunmen accosted the policeman and his colleagues at the checkpoint and opened fire on them.
He narrated that while Efut died on the spot, the other cops were lucky to have escaped.
The source said, ‘Unknown gunmen killed a police officer at Agwa police divisional headquarters, Agwa, Oguta LGA, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, around 4pm. The deceased officer, Ukam Efut, and two others were at a certain checkpoint, as usual, where they mounted a roadblock and were collecting money from illegal oil dealers.
He went on to add that; ‘Ukam, the deceased officer, was shot dead and his private parts cut off by his killers. One of the other two officers sustained injuries on his face.
‘The incident was really unfortunate as they made away with the man’s private parts. The community is quiet now.’
The Chairman of the community, Ekene Onyejiekwe, told reporters that the remains of the slain cop had already been deposited in a morgue in Owerri.
He said, ‘I received a distress call from the DCO of the police headquarters that a group of policemen had been attacked.
‘Before then, some of my people coming back from the farm told me about the incident first. The DCO asked me to assist in removing the slain cop. On arrival at the scene of the incident, I saw the DPO, DCO and the area commander. The area commander instructed that the remains of the fallen police officer be taken to a morgue.
‘Members of the community and security operatives took the body to the morgue in Owerri.’
The police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, had yet to react to the incident as of press time.
But a police source said the slain officer was newly posted to the area.
The Eastern Updates