A 23-year-old Corps member has been reportedly shot dead in Imo for refusing to surrender his phone.
According to reports, Ekene Uwaoma Martins was on Monday killed by some unknown gunmen around 8.30pm at Ama-wire Junction, in Owerri, Imo State, when he was returning to his residence alongside a friend, MacDonald.
Ekene was a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from the Imo State University, Owerri, and was undertaking his one year National Youths Service Corps programme in Ogun State.
He was said to have come to the state to see his mother, Mrs. Mary Uwaoma, when he was murdered. The gunmen were said to have waylaid them and demanded their mobile phones.
It was gathered that four boys bearing arms stopped and asked them to surrender their phones. MacDonald quickly obeyed, but Ekene refused to surrender his.
They started struggling and hey shot him on the chest and ran away. The gunmen didn’t go with his phone. He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he was confirmed dead.
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the command had swung into action to apprehend the fleeing murderers.