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  • Updated: February 24, 2024

Imo police launch manhunt on killers of pharmacist

Imo police launch manhunt on killers of pharmacist

The Imo State police command has said that its operatives have gone in search of the hoodlums who killed Henry Ogbuji, a pharmacist in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Ogbuji was shot dead on Friday while chasing the abductors of his elder brother, Sunny Ogbuji, who was kidnapped by gunmen.

The Imo police Command's Spokesman, Henry Okoye, in a short release on Saturday, confirmed the death of the pharmacist, disclosing that the deceased was shot on his chest.

Okoye said, "following a distress call received on 23/02/2024, at about 2108hrs, that a young man was shot at Umugada Market Junction, Irete, by suspected kidnappers, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ogbaku in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State swiftly mobilized his men to the scene where they met a man later identified as Henry Ogbuji, lying on the ground in the pool of his own blood, with severe bullet injuries on his chest. 

"The operatives immediately rushed him to Federal Medical Center, Owerri where he was confirmed dead and thereafter deposited at the morgue for preservation.

"Frantic Investigation is ongoing to fish out the hoodlums responsible for the dastardly act and make them face the full wrath of the law. 

"Accordingly, adequate security measures have been emplaced to forestall future occurrences."

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