Nigeria: Family Seeks Justice After Guard Allegedly Shoots Man Dead in Rivers

Nigeria: Family Seeks Justice After Guard Allegedly Shoots Man Dead in Rivers

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

In a tragic incident that has left a family devastated, a 26-year-old man named Chijioke Amadi was allegedly shot dead by a security guard attached to an indigenous company in Elele-Alimini, Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State. The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are still unclear, but one of his relatives confirmed the incident during an interview on a popular radio station in Port Harcourt.

According to Emeka Woke, a family member of the deceased, his brother was shot while returning from their father’s farm on Monday. Woke expressed his grief and called for justice to be served, stating, “They just shot him. We have evidence because the boy was not alone. They were about four in number. They shot him on our own land.”

The incident has sparked anger among the youths in the area, who took the victim’s corpse and placed it in front of the company as a sign of protest. Woke further revealed that the security guard shot Chijioke on their own land, adding, “That same day, our boys gathered and took the corpse down to the company yard. The company people brought the corpse back to the place where they shot him.”

The widow of the late Chijioke Amadi, Happiness Amadi, expressed her shock and sorrow over the incident. As a nursing mother, she emphasized the need for justice and pleaded for the arrest of those responsible for her husband’s death. She also mentioned her concern about the welfare of her child, as she has no one to support her.

The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, stated that she is yet to receive a situation report on the incident. However, she assured that she would contact the Divisional Police Officer to gather more information and provide feedback to the media.

The family of Chijioke Amadi is seeking justice for their loved one’s untimely and tragic death. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, and it is crucial that a thorough inquiry be conducted to determine the truth and hold the responsible parties accountable.

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