Police Attack Guests During Wedding Ceremony
A traditional wedding ceremony at Anara, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State was thrown into confusion on Sunday when two policemen allegedly on illegal duty, shot two wedding guests.
The trigger happy policemen, were said to have escorted two prominent persons to the event without the approval of the state commissioner of police.
They started shooting into the air when their boss started spraying money, but mistakenly shot into the crowd, injuring two people and forcing wedding guests to abandon the ceremony and seek safety.
The victims were identified as Ikechukwu Onwudiwe of Umunchi, in the Isiala Mbano LGA, and Uzochukwu Ogbuhuruzo of Ezumuoha, in the same LGA.
Punch reports the bride’s family had to shield the police from the crowd who wanted to attack them following the shooting spree.
A witness, who identified himself only as Ugo, said the cops had first shot into the air before mistakenly opening fire on the guests, Naija News understands.
He said, “The policemen were shooting into the air to impress their bosses, who were spraying money at the party.
“One of the cops was using one hand to shot into the air with his AK-47 rifle. He lost control of the gun and shot in the direction of people.
“Two persons were injured. While one was shot in the hand and waist, the other person’s hand was shattered by bullets. They later became unconscious and were taken to the Emergency Unit of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu.
“The youths wanted to lynch the policemen, but the bride’s family intervened. They were also prevented from vandalising the two cars of the men who brought them to the wedding.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, had ordered investigation into the matter.