In this write up by Chidi Nkwopara, he reports the death of two police men who were killed by Chelsea fans in Owerri recently. Please read.
“The precarious security situation in Imo State was again jolted weekend as two of the four policemen said to be on escort were gruesomely murdered by armed bandits at Egbeada, Mbaitoli local council area of the state.
Vanguard investigation revealed that the dead policemen and their colleagues were driving in aToyota Hilux vehicle with registration no: Rivers PHC 221 AA, when the gangsters wearing Chelsea vests and driving an ash coloured Honda Jeep attacked them.
A villager, who did not want his name in print, said the gangsters wanted to kidnap a man and his wife, who were driving a black Toyota Jeep with its plate number covered. “From the look of things, the couple noticed the looming presence of the armed gang, abandoned their vehicle and fled into the bush.
“Having missed their target, the hoodlums fired the front left tyre of the Toyota Hilux before spraying bullets on the occupants,” the villager recounted.
According to the villager, the armed men took the rifle of the slain policeman, while the driver was still sitting lifeless on his seat when Vanguard arrived the scene at about 6.15pm.
One of the policemen, who wore a bullet proof vest, was shot on his leg but carefully fell on his rifle, pretending to be dead and called for help as soon as he noticed the presence of sympathizers at the scene.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Samuel Oodee, confirmed that two people died but could not immediately give their identities. He pleaded that he only heard about the ugly incident when he returned from Abuja Saturday evening.”
Umu Chelsea , what sayeth thee?