Police have Killed Celebrant During Birthday Party In Delta Community.
He was reportedly killed by unidentified police officers in the Obinomba area of Umukwata kingdom, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident occurred in the Umukwata kingdom, which is part of the Ukwuani Local Government Area.
Armed policemen stormed the venue of his birthday party, which took place at a popular bar in the Obinomba community, shot and killed him in cold blood. The victim was only identified as Gift.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, resulting in widespread protest from residents of the neighbourhood.
It has been learned that the operatives were said to have fired sporadically into the air before allegedly shooting the deceased in the head.
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Gift was rushed to Dominion Medical Center in Obiaruku, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to reports (DA).
Sources who were present during the incident stated that nothing incriminating was discovered on the celebrant and his friends before one of the operatives opened fire directly at the celebrant.
The wife of the deceased had just given birth three months before the tragic incident occurred.
The victim was shot and killed by police.
“Some of the boys who were with him claimed that the police officers simply drove down and left without interrogating anyone. They began by shooting into the air before turning their attention to the boy and shooting him. They stood by and watched him bleed to death.
The young man was bleeding and gasping for air when the officers arrived. “When they realised what was happening, they rushed him to Dominion Medical Center here in Obiaruku, where he was confirmed dead, and then they dropped him and zoomed off,” one of the witnesses claimed.
The gruesome murder of the deceased, on the other hand, has sparked widespread protest, with women and youths blocking the Obiaruku section of the heavily trafficked Sapele/Abraka-Agbor Expressway to demand justice.
Those taking part in the killing of the victim are being sought for arrest, dismissal, and criminal prosecution, according to the demonstrators.
Meanwhile, troops from the Nigerian Army have been dispatched to the Obiaruku and Obinomba areas of the Ukwuani Local Government Area to restore order.
A team of military officers was also said to have been led by Hon. Possible Ajede, chairman of the Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA) to meet with the deceased’s family and members of the community.
During his address to the community, Ajede stated that “human life is sacred, and my administration will investigate the circumstances surrounding this heinous incident and ensure that justice is served.”
The council chairman, who was accompanied by the Leader of the House, Ukwuani 7th Assembly, Osaeliogor Clarus, and the Secretary to the Local Government, Mr Dafikpaku Harry Chukunedum, called on the protesters to open the barricades to allow vehicular movement.
Efforts to obtain clarification on the incident from the spokesman for the Delta State Police Command were unsuccessful at the time of filing this report.