Youths in Isinweke, Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State have attacked Police Station, LG secretariat, and Magistrate court within the community.
The youths are said to have carried out the attack following the deaths of Chinanu Okonkwo of Umuderim Autonomous community, who was allegedly killed by police officers in the community.
Narrating the incidents that led to the attack, a community member, Ikechi said, “it started last week when there was a misunderstanding between an employee and her employer in one of the ‘betnaija’ shops in the local government.
“The owner of the shop called the police to arrest the salesgirl, Chinyere Okonkwo for allowing a customer to place N100,000 bet on credit.
“The girl was kept in the police custody for more than 3days. On Monday, (March 8th) she had an asthmatic crisis attack at the station, and she was taken to her home on her request so as to use her medication.”
Ikechi explained that when Chinyere and the police officers arrived at the house, “her brother, Chinanu, became curious to know why her sister who was healthy hitherto, became very ill.
“In the process of their dialogue, they had a physical altercation, and the police pulled the trigger at the slightest of chances which lead to the death of Chinanu.”
As at the time of filing the report, Chinyere Okonkwo is still alive but in a very critical condition while the brother has been certified dead.