Reporter : CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
Hundreds of youths from Orlu in Orlu local government area of Imo state took to the streets today to protest the alleged shooting of a young man by a policeman on duty in the area.
The victim who was a commercial motorcycle operator was allegedly killed by the trigger happy security agent for refusal to part with money for flouting the law on the use of face mask. The incident which took place at the popular banana junction in Orlu triggered reaction from youths who set burn fires around the area calling for justice on what they described as senseless killing.
The lifeless body of the victim was seen lying at the scene of the incident with sympathizers struggling to catch a glimpse of it. Efforts to get the reaction of the Police yielded no result as the Public Relations Officer of the Imo state Police Command Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu neither responded to calls nor text short message sent to his mobile phone.