Tragedy struck in Amandugba, in the Isu Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday, after a mob allegedly hacked a police sergeant, Chijioke Okorie, to death for allegedly killing a hotel guest, Ojiegbe Azuoku.
Our correspondent learnt on Monday that the incident occurred at Golden C, a newly opened hotel in the area.
According to an indigene of the community, who did not want his name in print, there had been a fight in the hotel around 8.45pm.
The fracas, our correspondent gathered, attracted the attention of policemen who were on duty at the time.
People in the area were alleged to have attacked the sergeant and hacked him to death.
The development, PUNCH Metro gathered, threw the community in turmoil, as residents, hotel guests and policemen scampered to safety.
“On getting to the scene, one of the policemen opened fire on the crowd without any provocation. One of the guests fell and died before he could be rushed to a hospital.
“The people around went on the rampage and hacked the trigger-happy sergeant to death. As we speak, there is tension in the area. People, including policemen, are running helter-skelter.”
– Punch Newspaper