One Dead as Youths Set Imo Police Station Ablaze


Youths in Irete, a community in Imo State, yesterday razed the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area Divisional Police headquarters situated at Ishinweke town.

The incident followed an alleged killing of a youth in the area by a police officer.

Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident.

Ikeokwu said that policemen who went for an arrest in the area were attacked by the youths.

He also said two policemen were injured, adding that the youths freed a suspect.

The PPRO said a stray bullet hit one of the youths and he later died in a hospital.

Ikeokwu said more policemen had been deployed to the station, adding that the state Commissioner of police, (CP) Narisu Muhammed, had ordered investigation into the arson and manslaughter incident.