An operative of the Nigerian Air Force has shot dead a Germany-bound Nigerian, Oguchi Unachukwu, at a checkpoint in Imo State
Unachukwu was reportedly shot dead by the personnel of the 211 Regiment, Nigerian Air Force, in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday.
According to eye witness, Unachukwu was killed at the tollgate of the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport on his way to catch a flight to Lagos, from where he was to board a flight to Germany.
Elder brother to the deceased, Onyekachi, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, revealed that one of the Air Force men shot Oguchi after he drove off at a checkpoint on the Airport Road after they had flagged him down.
“The Air Force men stopped my brother and he stopped. He moved after they had stopped him, thinking that they asked him to move on without knowing that they asked him to park by the roadside so that they could search him and the vehicle,” Onyekachi said.
He called on the security agencies to give his family justice, saying it was unfortunate that Oguchi was killed by security personnel, who were supposed to protect him.
Photographs of the deceased drenched in blood, was seen circulating online.
The slain man had been in Owerri for about three months and dedicated his second daughter in church two months ago.
Spokesman of the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo state, Bala Elkana, when contacted by newsmen said he was not in a position to comment for another security agency.
However, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force in the state, Simeon Simeon, said he was not aware of the incident.
“It is not true. I have not heard about the incident, but how can Air Force personnel shoot someone?” he said.