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Police officer dismissed for killing 16-year-old boy during church rally in Imo state (photos)

Police officer dismissed for killing 16-year-old boy during church rally in Imo state (photos)

On Thursday, March 23, in Okohia community, Imo state, a police officer was reported to have shot 16-year-old Obinna Iwuoha dead and leaving three others in coma, during a church rally.

Police officer dismissed for killing 16-year-old boy during church rally in Imo state (photos)

People mourning at the home of the deceased in Imo state

The police Sergeant, Wilson Ufere, who killed Obinna, 16, on the Anara Umuahia expressway, Imo state, have been dismissed from the Force. He was reported to opened fire directly at a group of youths who were on a church procession.

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Obinna, who was an SS1 student, died instantly, while three others, Tochukwu Uzoukwu, 25, Chukwuebuka Donatus, 24, and Chigozie Iwuala, 28, were severely injured leading to their being in a coma for days.

Police officer dismissed for killing 16-year-old boy during church rally in Imo state (photos)

Late Obinna Iwuoha

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Andrew Enwerem, said that the trigger-happy policeman had been found culpable and immediately dismissed from the force. Enwerem said that after the orderly room trial of Ufere and his colleagues who took part in the dastardly act, it was discovered that he was guilty and subsequently dismissed from the police force.

The Police spokesperson stated that the police would charge Ufere to court for murder. He averred that the two other police officers, who were with Ufere during the shooting, were not found guilty of murder but would be punished internally accordingly.

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