Gunmen suspected to be cultists shot dead a fresh university graduate in an area known as IMSU back gate in Imo State on Sunday.
The victim, Kelechi Ibezunma, a 2016 graduate of Physiology of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, had gone to visit a friend, who is a student of the Imo State University before he was murdered.
Eyewitnesses told The Punch that Ibezunma was killed around 8:50pm between Steve Jane Hostel and Obama hostel. They said the gunmen had stormed the area and robbed its residents of phones, laptops and other valuables. The deceased was spotted while they were leaving and asked to surrender his phone. He allegedly refused leading to one of the cultists shooting him and dispossessing him of the phone.
He was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he died after the doctors on duty reportedly refused to attend to him.
The President of Obama hostel, Paul Onwuzuruike, said that none of the students in the hostel knew the fresh graduate and had identified him through an identification card found on him. He said that his details had been given to the policemen at Orji Police Division for identification by any of his relatives.