The families of two brothers killed in Owerri in Imo State are calling on the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of police in the state and other security operatives as a matter of urgency to unravel the gruesome and unfortunate murder of their sons by gunmen.
REPORT AFRIQUE hard earlier reported the death of the brothers who were shot at the same spot in Owerri Sports Club, behind the Imo State University on December 6, 2020.
Relatives been thrown into mourning following the news of the gruesome killing of two of their sons by gunmen.
According to reports, the lifeless bodies of the brothers were found on the roadside with gun bullets at 2:30AM on the 6th of December, 2020. The place where their bodies were recovered used to be a beehive of activities until closure of the universities and the absence of students in the area.
According to reports from family members and eyewitnesses, a day before that day at about 9:00PM, there were gunshots around the scene which made people scamper for safety until the intervention of security operatives.
“Me and my brothers had conversations, we had time together, just that I was somehow weak, that’s why I didn’t follow them because they said they wanted to move out and see round the area”. Said Chris Anyanwu, the brother to the deceased.
While dispelling rumour and insinuations claiming it was a cult clash, a close family friend describing the brothers, said they were responsible people.
“They were wonderful people and that’s why the public is crying and everyone wants to unravel what happened on that night and how the lives of these two young men were cut short especially the eldest brother who is breadwinner of the family”, said Kelechi Abunuyo, a friend to the deceased.
However, speaking for the police force, the state police public relations officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the police have started preliminary investigations into the case and there are issues regarding the matter he can’t discuss at the moment.
While assuring the families that the police is investigating the matter and that they will bring the perpetrators to justice, he noted that until they are sure of those certain issues, he can’t talk about it.
This incident, no doubt, is a big blow for the family of the victims.