A man Oguzie Nmezi has been shot down by policemen along Umuaka/Orodo road who were on a stop and search.

Oguzie who is a native of Amucha in Njaba, L.G.A., Imo State, left home (Amucha) this morning enroute Owerri for a wedding before he met his untimely death in the hands of trigger-happy Policemen on Saturday morning.

According to the Secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chinedu Agu, the deceased had an NBA sticker on his vehicle but was not a lawyer as confirmed by his wife.

The Policemen, realising that they have killed him, took to their heels abandoning the deceased who lay unconscious in his car.

The NBA also called on ‘Human Rights Committee of the NBA Owerri to rise up to the occasion in ensuring that the culprits of this heinous act are unearthed and brought to book.’

Read the Press Release below;

1. The deceased though had NBA Sticker in his Car, a Toyota Camry with no *WER 212 SQ,* was not a Lawyer, as the wife confirmed to me. He was merely “friend of Lawyers,” in the words of his wife.

2. The deceased’s name is *Oguzie Nmezi.*

3. He was driving along Umuaka/Orodo road and was shot by Policemen of the Stop and Search Squad. The police drove in Hilux.

4. On realising that they have shot the deceased, the Police took flight, abandoning the deceased in the pool of his own blood inside his Car.

5. The deceased, a native of Amucha in Njaba, L.G.A., Imo State, left home (Amucha) this morning enroute Owerri for a wedding before he met his untimely death in the hands of trigger-happy Policemen this morning.

6. As at the time of typing this report, the deceased, whose family members believed was still alive, still lay in his car unattended by the hospital staff.

7. It took some angry agitation by youths and sympathisers who came thirty minutes after my arrival for the bulky man to be stretchered into the Emergency Ward from his blood-drenched Car.

8. I can confidently confirm to you that the deceased was not a Lawyer, though had NBA Sticker on his front and rear Car Windshields.

9. While the tardy, laissez-faire, callous attitude of the hospital Staff in the Accident/Emergency Ward of FMC Owerri is condemnable, I humbly call on the Human Rights Committee of the NBA Owerri to rise up to the occasion in ensuring that the culprits of this heinous act are unearthed and brought to book.

Enjoy your weekend.

Chinedu Agu
Secretary, NBA Owerri.
05.12.2020
12:10hrs.

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