A Woman ‘Ngozi Eze’ Shot Dead At Burial Ceremony
A man identified as Daniel Chukwu has shot dead a woman and injured another during a burial ceremony at Amanato Mburumbu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He shot dead a 40-year-old woman, identified as Ngozi Eze who had come to the burial while the bullet also injured the chief mourner one Hawaya Nworiuzo.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the Enugu State Police SP Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the incident to our correspondent said that the suspect had since been arrested.
He also stated that a locally-made single barrel gun was recovered at the scene of the incident.
While the chief mourner had been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the police spokesman said that the suspect had been cooperating to help in its investigation.
“The Police have commenced investigation into an alleged accidental shooting at an Enugu burial ceremony which led to the death of a woman and wounding of the chief mourner on Saturday,” he said.
As at the time our correspondent visited the place, many of the mourners could not talk while sympathisers stood in groups, discussing the tragedy that befell the community.
Amaraizu said that the suspect was helping the police in their investigation.
The corpse of the dead had since been deposited in the hospital morgue.