By Charity Uwakwe
Sergeant Collins Apugo, a serving police officer at Ehimmiri Police Station, in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State has been accused of killing one Chukwubuikem Onuoha.
Mr. Kenneth Onuoha laid this pathetic complaint on Wednesday, at the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry disclosing that Sergeant Collins Apugo shot his brother twice in his chest while they were returning from a youth meeting.
Kenneth stated that Sergeant Collins shot at them but the deceased pushed him out of the way and the bullet hit him.
According to emotion laden Kenneth, Sergeant Collins while carrying out the bastardly act threatened to deal with anyone who tried to get closer to the deceased to help him.
He told the panel that the deceased kept on moving while shouting up until Sergeant Collins shot him directly at his chest this time around and ran away.
He said Chukwubuikem was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Umuahia while he kept shouting ‘Sergeant Collins has killed me’. It was confirmed at the hospital that Chikwubuikem was dead.
Reporting the incident to the police station, he said the had DPO advised the family to bury the corpse since they ‘already knew who killed him.’ A publication was put up by the police on Daily Trust placing a ‘warrant’ on Sergeant Collins.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Sergeant Collins’ rifle was recovered at his hometown in Isuikwuato where he ran to and have not been seen.
He said the deceased was laid to rest on October 17, 2019.