The Imo state police has come to compensate the mother of the boy (Somto) who was shot dead by a stray bullet.
Though the police report has it that Nobody was killed during the Eke ukwu market, a boy was killed by stray bullets. The bullet that killed the boy is alleged to be shot by a policeman but it was not confirmed. The police promised Somto’s mum who was visited by the police to investigate the matter and make public the reason behind the boy’s death. During the statement released by the police says so.
Currently there is a hands-up situation in Douglas road to wetheral that nearly got the banks in that area closed.
See statement by police
The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to the unwholesome circulation of deliberate falsehood and hate speeches on the social media by some misguided individuals on the event of the relocation of Eke Ukwu Owerri Market and the cleanup of Douglas road, Owerri by the State Government.
The misleading reports especially in the social media have been engineering hate amongst ethnic groups, associations and people of diverse interests. This can only be ascribed to the handiwork of mischief makers and alarmists whose trade is to divide, cause panic and fear amongst law abiding citizens.
Parents/guardians are advised to caution their children and wards to desist from circulating misleading information and hate speeches in the social media especially now that government is taking issues of hate very seriously.
Relatedly, the Police Command has begun full scale investigation into the alleged death of one Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, reported to the Police on 27th August, 2017 by 1630 hours. Investigators have interviewed the parents and will stop at nothing in ensuring that the circumstances and ramifications of the matter is unravelled.
The police is re-assuring the people of their safety.