A corps member from Imo state dies after refusing to give his phone to armed robbers

A corps member was reportedly killed by gunmen after he had refused to surrender his phone. The corps member who lost his life was identified as Ekene Uwaoma, he passed away after he was shot in Owerri, Imo state capital.
Ekene Uwama who was killed by gunmen in Imp state
According to a source, Ekene died on
Monday, October 16, in company of his friend, simply identified as MacDonald after he refused to give his phone to unknown gunmen. The tragic incident reportedly occurred around 8:30pm at Ama-wire junction in Owerri.

According to MacDonald (Ekene's Friend),
“We were returning home from where we went to buy food. Suddenly, four boys bearing arms stopped and asked us to surrender our phones. I quickly gave them mine, but Ekene refused to surrender his phone. They started struggling and I ran away. They shot him on the chest and ran away. They also shot into the air to scare people away.” The young man explained that he was scared when they shot his friend. MacDonald added that the gunmen, however did not go with Ekene's phone after they have killed him.

"They didn’t go with his phone. It was a pity. This was the first time somebody was killed in my presence. I am heartbroken. His picture keeps appearing in my mind. I can’t bear it.”

However, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirmed the incident and revealed that an investigation has been launched to bring the criminals to justice.

 Ekene was 23-year-old, was a graduate of Imo State University who studied history and international. He hailed from Umudo-Anara in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo, was serving in Ogun state. Ekene had left Ogun to visit his mother identified as Mary in Imo where he was killed.

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