Gunmen kill pharmacist, abduct brother in Owerri

Gunmen have killed a pharmacist, Henry Ogbuji who was said to be pursuing the gunmen having earlier abducted his elder brother in Irete, a community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, South-East of Nigeria,

Penpushing reports that sources said Ogbuji returned home from work and was told that the abductors just left with his elder brother, Sunny Ogbuji, and took a bold step to rescue his abducted brother, hence, he pursued them

The sources said Ogbuji who owns a pharmacy shop in Owerri, the state capital, encountered the hoodlums at a junction where the abductors shot him in the chest and he died instantly, while residents faulted him for been audacious for going after armed hoodlums

Penpushing further reports that Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, confirmed the development in a statement adding that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Government Area in the state mobilised some police operatives to the area upon receipt of a distress call.

The police spokesperson explained that on arrival at the scene, the operatives found Ogbuji laying on the ground in a pool of his blood with severe bullet injuries on his chest,adding that the operatives immediately rushed the victim to the hospital and was confirmed dead

‘The operatives immediately rushed him to Federal Medical Center, Owerri where he was confirmed dead and thereafter (the corpse) deposited at the morgue for preservation. Accordingly, adequate security measures have been emplaced to forestall future occurrences”, he said.

Penpushing also reports that Okoye said the police are investigating the incident to track down the killers, just as a source, however, disclosed that the abducted victim escaped from the abductors while they were shooting at his brother.

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