The sudden death of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been reported in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The DSS official identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu was said to have been murdered while on official duty.
Ozuzu who hails from Umuoyo, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, married with four children was shot dead on the popular Owerri Onitsha Road.
Though details of how he died are still sketchy, it was gathered that the operative was deployed for an assignment in Anambra State, shortly after the DSS office in Nnewi was razed.
He was however murdered while he was returning to his duty post.
A version of his death story claimed he was killed by a bullet from an accidental discharge by one of the police officers with whom he was working on a joint security team.
His death has however been confirmed by one of his cousins, Deacon Daniel Opara, who added that the family suspects foul play.
He said as quoted by Daily Trust: “We are yet to get the details of what actually happened as it was alleged that he was killed from an accidental discharge from the gun of a Police Officer attached to his colleagues with whom he was on a Joint Task Force on an assignment to Anambra State.
“The family is suspecting a foul play as he was said to have been recently promoted.
"He joined the service about four to five years ago and was married with four children.”
When contacted, the mobile phone of Imo Police Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, rang out as he didn’t pick his call.
Source: Naija News