The deceased elder brother, Tobechi Chigbu, narrated to newsmen that his brother was shot dead by some unidentified soldiers after he took delivery of his new Toyota Camry car.
He said the tragic incident happened April 30, after he dropped off his friend and driving home.
According to him, he said the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the operation confirmed to him that his brother was shot dead for violating traffic rules.
“Noel was one of my young brothers. He would have been 39 on May 18, but unfortunately, he was shot dead on the day he took delivery of his new vehicle. His corpse was dumped at the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri by the soldiers, who killed him,” Tobechi had said.
Chibu, the spokesperson for the family, informed journalists that his younger brother’s wife was delivered of a baby girl last week, said that he was relieved that his brother’s remains would be laid to rest after the coroner’s inquest
On Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu, ordered an autopsy on the corpse lying at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre in Owerri for seven months.
Maureen, further noted that all representatives must be present while the autopsy is being done.
Counsel to the Chief Of Army Staff and the 34 artillery brigade command, Obinze, Owerri, L. B. Berepiki, who did not oppose the application, urged the judge for an extension of time to enable the defendants to file their counter affidavit.