A member of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been murdered in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.
In Nnewi, Anambra State, the agency’s office was destroyed less than 48 hours earlier.
He was identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, from Umuoyo, Irete in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
The officer was said to have been assigned an official duty in Anambra shortly after the burning of the DSS office in Nnewi.
According to reports, he was killed while returning to his station.
The details of what actually happened are still sketchy as another account claims that he was accidentally killed.
He was said to have been hit by a bullet mistakenly fired by one of his colleagues.
Deacon Daniel Opara, who confirmed the incident, called it unfortunate.
“We are yet to get the details of what actually happened,” he said, “but it was alleged that he was killed by an accidental discharge of a gun from a policeman working with him on a mission in Anambra State.”.
The family suspects foul play as he had recently been promoted.
“He joined the service about four to five years ago and had four children.”
The police spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, could not be reached as his phone rang several times.