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Hoodlums allegedly behead retired police officer in Imo

Hoodlums kidnapped and killed a retired police officer, Chris Kpatuma (Hipis) in a farm in the village and took his lifeless body to his house in Imo state.

The thugs were said to be operating within Agwa, Izombe and Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local government areas of the state.

According to Vanguard, the incident happened on Tuesday night, January 25, at Mgbala autonomous community in Agwa clan in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state.

The wife of the deceased, Blessing Kpatuma, who confirmed the incident said; “My husband was beaten by the hoodlums and taken to an unknown place they killed him and brought his lifeless body back home.”

An eyewitness from the village who spoke on condition of anonymity said; “A prominent person, a retired police officer, Chris Kpatuma (Hipis) was murdered in cold blood in Mgbala Agwa Autonomous Community by hoodlums. The hoodlums are said to be a group of people from the various communities in Agwa, Izombe and Egbema (all in Oguta and Ohaji/Egbema LGAs).

“They waylaid the man at his gate in the village, shot him, took his body to the farm area, slit his throat and returned his body dead. In November this same group killed a youth called Chimobi Duru, who was also a torn on the community.”

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