The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mr Rabiu Ladodo, has declared Insp. Okechukwu Nwanefi wanted for allegedly killing of 25-year-old Ikenna Ukachi in Umuokeh community, Obowo Local Government Area of the state.
Recall that the police inspector shot the young man dead at a popular restaurant in the area on Monday over a minor argument and fled the area. The killing triggered massive outrage in the hitherto peaceful community. In a spontaneous reaction, the youth marched to Obowo Divisional Police Station and set it ablaze.
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Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Owerri, Ladodo disclosed that the command had commenced a manhunt for the killer cop.
He, therefore, advised the officer to willingly surrender himself to the command because he would eventually be apprehended.
“I am at the scene of the incident as I speak to you. The killer police officer has abandoned his rifle and ran away. We have recovered the rifle. But let me assure the good people of Imo State that no matter how far he runs, we will find him.
“I want to commend the leaders of the community for helping us to restore normalcy in the area. The youth have stopped rioting and the whole place is 100 per cent peaceful now.”