The Imo state Police Command have warned members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands or engaging in “jungle justice”, but to always endeavour to report matters to the appropriate authorities.
The warning came become necessary due to incident that occurred on the 2nd April, 2021, at Aba branch satellite market Ehime Mbano Local Government Area.
It was learnt the in CHIDUBEM MBAMARA ‘M’, walked into a Bet shop (BetNaija), played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately hadn’t enough money to pay, he payed one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money, on return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the to balance of fifty Naira (N50) on a later date.
This led to serious altercation between him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop).
Sequel to the altercation, the said CHIDUBEM MBAMARA left, only to return back some minutes later with a locally made Pistol, he then shot at the said Henry Obi, as a result, three persons were hit by the bullet (HENRY OBI, CHIBUIKE IWUNZE, EBUKA SURNAME UNKNOWN).
This act drew the attention of people around, and the mob pounced on CHIDUBEM MBAMARA, and beat him to death.
However, HENRY OBI and EBUKA gave up the ghost while receiving treatment, while CHIBUIKE IWUNZE is presently responding to treatment.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased persons has been deposited in the morgue, while investigation has commenced.