A retired police officer, Emezim Duru, has shot dead a yet-to-be-identified man at a festival in Imo State on Friday.
The incident which occurred at Obibi junction at the Ito Ofe annual festival in Naza in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state abruptly brought the cultural feast to an end.
A community source said that the festival was put together to confer a chieftaincy title on a US-based police officer, Meshack Onyeagoro, who is an indigene of the community.
Onyeagoro, had recently returned from the US to receive the chieftaincy title which is revered in the community.
It was gathered that the retired police officer was shooting continually in jubilation in the air.
The bullets reportedly hit two guests which resulted in the instant death of one while the other person was rushed to the hospital.