Apprehension enveloped the entire community of Umuagaragu, Enyiogugu in Aboh Mbaise local council area of Imo State after the lifeless body of a 13-year old boy surfaced.
Uzoma Okerenkwo, a JSS 2 student of Logara High School was killed by unknown assassins and his body dumped along a bush path close to his home.
According to a villager, “Uzoma’s throat was mercilessly slashed by the assassins”.
Speaking with Vanguard, the late Uzoma’s uncle, Chief Donatus Okerenkwo, explained that the deceased had gone to the market earlier in the day to buy some food stuff for his mother and kola nuts for him.
“News filtered in that there was a corpse in a nearby bush. On getting to the scene, we found out that the reported unidentified corpse was that of Uzoma”, he recounted.
“There is no visible sign of a struggle between the slain boy and the murderers. The blood clot around his neck sadly tells the sad tale of how the boy was slain”, Okerenkwo added.