How a Corps Member was shot dead In Imo State for refusing to surrender his phone

Corps Member Shot Dead

A Corps member has been reportedly shot dead in Imo for refusing to surrender his phone.
According to reports, 23-year-old Ekene Uwaoma Martins was on Monday
killed by some unknown gunmen around 8.30pm at Ama-wire Junction, in
Owerri, Imo State, when he was returning to his residence alongside a
friend, MacDonald.

Ekene was a 2016 graduate of History and International Studies from
the Imo State University, Owerri, and was undertaking his one year
National Youths Service Corps programme in Ogun State.
Corps Member Shot Dead
He was said to have come to the 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 hey shot him on 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.
Corps Member Shot Dead
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the command had swung into action to apprehend the fleeing murderers.

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  1. If you are ever accosted by these guys, please just hand over anything they ask without arguing, they are heartless and can waste a life or lives because of Nokia 3310.

    May his soul rest in peace.

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