By Daniel Edu
Wisdom Chukumerem, a 30-year-old Nigerian preparing to relocate to the United Kingdom, was tragically killed in Owerri, Imo State. Hailing from Awo Ommamma in the Oru East Local Government Area, Chukumerem was shot three times in the chest by armed robbers at the World Bank junction roundabout. The incident occurred as he was withdrawing money from a Point Of Sale (POS) operator.
Chukumerem’s older brother, Shedrack, shared the heartbreaking details of the incident. Shedrack recounted that armed robbers targeted a POS operator, accusing Chukumerem of alerting the police. Despite Chukumerem’s pleas that he wasn’t calling the police, the robbers shot him three times. He succumbed to his injuries at the Umuguma Specialists General Hospital.
Shedrack lamented the loss of his younger brother, describing Chukumerem as a father of two girls, aged three and one. Chukumerem had plans to travel to the UK in September. Shedrack expressed his family’s sadness and noted that Chukumerem was their breadwinner. Their father passed away two decades ago, leaving their mother widowed.
After the incident, the family sought to withdraw the case, but the police assured them that the investigation would continue. The police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, clarified that the withdrawal of the case wouldn’t hinder the ongoing investigation. Once the suspects are apprehended, they will face charges of murder.