Reactions have trailed the death of two brothers, Ifeanyi Anyanwu– an architect and Tochukwu Anyanwu – an engineer, who were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Owerri, the capital city of Imo state on Tuesday(December 8, 2020).
The victims, Ifeanyi Anyanwu, 47, and Tochukwu Anyanwu, 45, were shot dead in the robbery attack at the back gate of the Imo State University, Owerri.
It was gathered that two other persons, Kasim Rashidi, 22, and Salam Rashidi, 20, who were with the deceased were also shot in the robbery attack but rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where they are receiving medical treatment .
The killing of the brothers who hailed from Umuopara Omukwu Onichia-Nweafor autonomous community in Ezinihitte Mbaise local government of Imo state has thrown family and friends into mourning.
Friends of the victims took to the social media to mourn them.
A police source said the brothers were killed after they had been robbed of their gray coloured Ford Edge with the number plate, BWR 809 BC.
Late Ifeanyi Anyanwu was a graduate of architecture from the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa state and was said to be working on a multi-million naira project before he was shot and killed along with his younger brother.
Confirming the incident, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the corpses of the victims have been deposited in the mortuary while investigation has kicked off on the matter.