By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—A gang of hoodlums, Monday night, stormed a popular night club (names withheld) in World Bank Housing Estate, New Owerri, killing a staff for daring to challenge them over an unpaid bill.

While some of the customers described the gang as cultists, others believed they were armed robbers or assassins, who were out to even scores with their alleged enemies.

Vanguard gathered that the four-man armed gang stormed the night club, ate and drank to their fill but wanted to leave without paying their bill.

One of the customers of the night club, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, told Vanguard that the deceased stepped in as soon as it was clear that the gang had overpowered the bar man and wanted to leave without clearing their bill.

The customer said: “The boys were enraged when they realised that the deceased, Mr. Incredible, was not deterred when they fired several shots at the walls of the night club. They then shot him.”

Vanguard also gathered that police patrol teams arrived the scene as soon as they got the information, gave the fleeing hoodlums a chase and arrested two suspects.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the suspects were cooling their heels in police custody.

He said: “The command is still investigating, to know why the shooting took place as well as unmask those behind crime.”

He assured the public that as soon as police investigations were over, prosecuting the suspects would follow.

Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue, awaiting post-mortem examination and burial.


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