Some suspected cultists have reportedly murdered a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP), Christian Kpatuma, popularly known as Hippies in Agwa clan, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
The incident which happened on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022, has reportedly raised tension amongst residents in the community.
A community resident which spoke to Daily Post, said the cultists, who were well known in Agwa, stormed his house and killed him.
His word, “Indigenes of Agwa clan in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, woke up today to a devastating news of the gruesome murder of a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police and lawyer from Agwa, Barr. Christian Kpatuma, popularly known as ‘Hippies’, by cultists who have taken over Agwa.
“The cultists, who are well known in Agwa, went to his house in the early hours of today (Wednesday) and killed him.”
He lamented that the indigenes of Agwa clan now live in great fear, in spite of the fact that her well-meaning sons and daughters suffered to build a Police Divisional Headquarters (adjudged to be one of the best in Imo State), which was commissioned barely three days ago together with a vigilante service.
“I am greatly pained,” he cried out.
Also reacting to the development, Nancy Amarach, lamented that a man that was not shot by gunmen all through his service as a police officer was killed by his own people.
“My heart is bleeding, our traditional rulers know what to do about this. Let’s say no to cultism, say no to killings, say no to crises, say no to stealing and say no to destruction of life and property. If they can kill big people like this, who will defend us?” She lamented.