Imo police hunt for slain youth’s killers, as Irate Youths set home of suspect ablaze
After days of rampage by youths of Umudagu, Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State, over the alleged abduction and killing of one 22-year-old Ifeanyi Ogu, the police in the state have restored order in the community.
The Guardian gathered that last Sunday, one Ifeanyi Ibeawuchi alongside some hoodlums, stormed the home of the deceased, taking him to an unknown place.
The deceased was Ifeanyi’s cousin and was accused of stealing a laptop owned by the latter.
Trouble deepened when Ogu was found dead in a hospital morgue.
As a result, youths from the community burnt the home of Ibeawuchi.
As at yesterday when The Guardian visited the village, uneasy peace had returned as relations of the deceased were seen mourning their dear one.
Police authorities said the incident has been brought under control while the prime suspect was on the run. Father of the victim, Nathaniel Ogu, in tears, told reporters that he wanted justice, asking that the killers of his son be brought to book.
He regretted that his relation abducted his son with persons they had thought were policemen, only to find out later that they were hoodlums brought by the suspect to take his son away to be killed over a missing laptop.