Fresh graduate of Madonna University, shot dead while visiting his friend in Imo State University

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Fresh graduate of Madonna University, shot dead while visiting his friend in Imo State University

Gunmen suspected to be cult members on Sunday reportedly murdered a fresh graduate of Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, in Owerri, Imo State.

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The victim, Kelechi Ibezunma, was a 2016 graduate of Physiology of the University who reportedly came to visit his friend, an undergraduate of Imo State University, Owerri.

Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred around 8:50 pm between Steve Jane Hostel and Obama hostel, at Aladimma Street, popularly known as IMSU back gate.

The sources said that the gunmen believed to be undergraduates of the University had invaded some hostels around the back gate area with guns and robbed the students of their phones, laptops and other electronic devices.

On their way out, the eyewitnesses disclosed that the gunmen reportedly accosted Ibezunma, who had allegedly gone to a nearby shop to buy bread and milk for his dinner.

They said that on accosting Ibezunma, the gunmen requested him to surrender his phone to them, but he reportedly refused, prompting them to shoot him immediately, took the phone and fled the area.

He was reportedly rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he died after the doctors on duty reportedly refused to attend to him.

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