May 10, 2021

JUST IN; Suspected armed hoodlums attack Commissioner

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked Imo State Commissioner for
Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition, Iyke Ume at Orji, on Owerri- Okigwe Road very close to the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters.

This attack was coming few days after the country home of Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma was razed and properties vandalised.

It was gathered that the Commissioner was ambushed on Sunday night while being driven home by the Special Adviser on Inter Party Affairs, Dominic Uzowuru to his home in Orji.

According to the Sunonline, the armed robbers were said to have double crossed them and shot Ume on his leg and hand.

Uzowuru has confirmed the incident He said ”I was not shot. The Commissioner was shot. My phone and that of the Commission were snatched. We were coming from a serving of song from one of us, Austin Nnawuihe. He was driving me when the robbers struck. I am fine to the glory of God.”

When contacted, the police Spokesperson in the, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that the victims were evacuated to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, by the police.

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