A 23-year-old serving corps member, Ekene Uwaoma Martins has been allegedly shot dead by some unknown gunmen in Imo State on Monday for refusing to surrender his phone.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 8.30pm at Ama-wire Junction, in Owerri, Imo State, when he was returning to his residence alongside a friend, MacDonald.
According to reports, the deceased was said to have travelled to the Imo 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 they shot him in 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.