DSS officer shoots man while targeting runaway Christmas cow

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha


A middle-aged man has been reportedly shot dead by a personnel of the Department of State Services in Alor, Idemili South local government area of Anambra state.

The victim, Onyeocha Umuokwu, a domestic staff to one Engr Emeka Eze was allegedly killed by the officer attached to a VIP’s house in the area in attempt to fire a cow running away from the house.

A source close to the family who claimed the suspect was a police on duty at the scene, described the act as painful.

“Onyeocha Umuokwu was shot by a police officer at Engineer Eze’s house on 25th December 2019, in Alor.

“A cow cut the rope they tied it, and started running. A police officer on duty aimed to shoot the cow, but mistakenly shot and killed Onyeocha Umuokwu, so painful,” the source said.

Reacting, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed refuted the report alleging that the act was committed by a policeman.

Describing the report as misleading, Mohammed said it was orchestrated by…

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