Suspected assassins have murdered a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Innocent Brown and his wife.

They were killed in the early hours of Thursday, in their home in Umuoke community, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State.

The details of how the retired senior police officer and his wife were murdered are still sketchy

But, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident to reporters on Friday in Owerri.

He explained that he was yet to be fully briefed on the matter, stressing that “a thorough investigation to get to the root of the matter has began due to the sensitive nature of the crime.”

The bodies of the deceased were said to have been deposited at Umulogho Mercy Hospital mortuary in Obowo.

Meanwhile, the incident has thrown the community into mourning, as the youths of the area threatened to go on a violent protest if those behind the incident were not arrested.

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