An officer of the Nigerian Army has allegedly shot d£ad a 28-year-old man identified as Chononso Obasi in Ovim community under Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State..
It was gathered from reports that sad development took place at the popular Oriendo Market in Ovim on Monday.
Eyewitnesses account reveal that the officers who invaded the community in the company of his colleagues, had accused the deceased of blocking their way.
Obasi was said to have left his seat to give way for the soldiers when one of the military officers allegedly shot him in the head, k!lling him on the spot.
The sad incident was confirmed in a statement by a cousin of the deceased identified as Ugochukwu Kingsley Bassey,
Bassey claimed that Chinonso was shot dead without any provocation.
Meanwhile, a human rights activist, Eric Dwyse Ikwuagwu, said Chinonso was killed because he refused to give up his seat for the soldier at a pub.
“A soldier of the Nigerian Army attached to a very top former military brass killed Mr. Chinonso Obasi, a youth of Amune community, who was resident in umuahia until his senseless murder yesterday’s evening, the 3rd of January 2022.”
“The ugly incident happened at the popular oriendo market in Ovim. Eye witness account has it that the deceased was ordered to vacant his seat at a drinking bar for the trigger happy Orderly. The deceased who refused to give up his seat and questioned the reason for such unnecessary high-handedness was shot immediately by this army personnel who was not even on uniform when the incident happened. This careless murder must not be swept under the carpet no matter who he is attached to as security Orderly. No life is more precious than another.”