A 17-year-old barber, Kelechi Onah, was, Wednesday, allegedly shot dead
in his shop at Owerre-Eze Orba, in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu
The late Onah was said to had cut the hair of one of the suspects, who
pretended to be a customer only to alert his accomplices that stormed
the salon on two motorcycles.
It was gathered that the barber was shot on his throat region by the hoodlums.
A shop owner, who pleaded for anonymity, said that it was around 4 pm
when he noticed four young men patrolling the area with two motorcycles,
adding that when he heard the gunshot and rushed to the scene, he met
the barber already lifeless.
A cousin of the deceased, Chinekwu Onah, said “I was playing draft few
meters away from the scene when I heard the gunshot. I immediately
rushed to the shop only to see my cousin already covered with blood.
That was when I alerted the head of the neighbourhood watch in my area,
“He immediately arrived at the scene and we began searching for the
hoodlums. Following intelligence from the residents, who saw when the
hoodlums fled, we were able to apprehend one of the suspects. He had a
fresh hair cut with bloodstains on his shirt.
“Just to be sure, I touched his head and some particles of hair stuck to
my hand as a result of the fresh hair cut. We have handed him over to
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel
Ndukwe confirmed the incident, adding that one of the suspects has been
arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, at
Enugu metropolis while efforts are ongoing to fish out the rest of the
suspects who killed the barber.