20-year-old Police Officer, Emmanuel Ozojie killed by unknown gunmen in Awada Police Station has been buried amidst tears.
It was gathered that late Emmanuel Ozojie who hailed from Eziama Village, Nnokwa in Idemili South local government area of Anambra State was killed while waiting to receive his salary as a newly recruited Police Officer.
Details of the burial ceremony as presented by Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS reads thus:
A 20 year old police officer, Emmanuel Ozojie who was among other police officers gruesomely murdered by Unknown Gunmen at Awada Police Station on 20th February, 2023 has been laid to rest.
The young police officer whose parent are based in Lagos had already purchased the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB form for him to study in the University, but decided to join the police force due to his love and passion to serve Nigeria and humanity.
It was gathered that the young police officer who just passed out from Police College, Oji River in Enugu State in December, 2022 and posted to Awada Police Station as his first duty post had not received his first salary as a police officer before the unfortunate incident which took his life.
It was a tragic scene as the deceased was committed to mother earth as tears flowed irresistibly from family members, friends and colleagues.
Officers of Nigeria Police Force were equally on ground to pay their final respect to one of their fallen colleagues.
The requiem mass of the deceased took place at his father’s compound at Nnokwa where Reverend Father Collins Ogbannu in his sermon, said that the life of every mortal on earth depends on God.
Father Ogbannu who described the death of Mr Ozojie as very painful, consoled the family and urged them not to wail as if there is no longer hope.
For Reverend Father Emmanuel Emenu who officiated the mass, the high level of killings in the society including that of security personnel is regrettable and urged the people not to see police as their enemies, but as those whose duty is to protect lives and property.
Speaking on behalf of the Police, Inspector Fide Utoku attached to Anambra State Police Command consoled the family of the family and regretted the unfortunate incident that led to the death of the young police officer.
Stating that Police is known for peace, Inspector Utoku wondered why police stations and officers would always be attacked.