A trigger-happy soldier has reportedly killed 28-year-old, Chononso Obasi in the Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
Naija News gathered that the incident occurred on January 3rd 2022.
Witnesses informed The PUNCH that the soldier, who invaded the community alongside his colleagues, accused the deceased of blocking his path.
However, it was alleged that the deceased stood up and made way for the security operatives but one of them shot him on the head.
Evangelist Ugochukwu Kingsley Bassey, a relative of the deceased maintained that his cousin was shot without provoking the military officers.
Eric Dwyse Ikwuagwu, another witness who gave a different account of the incident, said Obasi refused to give up his seats for the security operatives at a bar.
He said: “A soldier of the Nigerian Army attached to a very top former military brass killed Mr. Chinonso Obasi, a youth of Amune community, who was resident in Umuahia until his senseless murder yesterday’s evening, the 3rd of January 2022.
“The ugly incident happened at the popular oriendo market in Ovim. Eye witness account has it that the deceased was ordered to vacant his seat at a drinking bar for the trigger happy Orderly.
“The deceased who refused to give up his seat and questioned the reason for such unnecessary high-handedness was shot immediately by this army personnel who was not even on uniform when the incident happened. This careless murder must not be swept under the carpet no matter who he is attached to as security Orderly. No life is more precious than another.”
An official of the army who confirmed the incident said they where looking into the incident, while state Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna said investigations were ongoing.
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