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Policeman killed by Mob in Onitsha

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A policeman was killed on Thursday by an angry mob over the death of a woman and two children on Owerri Road, Onitsha, Anambra.

Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred at 3.30p.m. when the policeman attempted to forcibly stop an articulated vehicle loaded with sand along the road.

According to the eyewitnesses, the driver lost control causing the fatal accident.

“A tipper driver who was carrying sharp sand tried to meander his way past the policemen at the checkpoint but in the attempt to escape ran into the woman and children.

“I wouldn’t know exactly why the tipper driver was stopped but immediately the accident happened, the policemen around the area made effort to leave the scene but were attacked by the mob,” a witness said.

The witness said that the victims were standing by the roadside to board a vehicle to their destination when they met their untimely death.

Another witness said that the mob spontaneously chased the policemen and beat up two of them, while the others escaped with their guns.

According to reports, the factory along the road, where the policemen were on special duty, was set ablaze by the mob.

The incident later forced police from Okpoko Police Station in Onitsha to carry out a mass arrest of persons along the busy road.

Reacting, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Nkeiru Nwode, expressed dismay over the development, saying the youths should have reported the matter to the police.

“It was just an accident. Three people died on the spot and their remains have been deposited at the mortuary.

“The scene of the accident has also been barricaded and the police are in control of the situation,” she said.

Nwode said the police were against unlawful assembly and would not relent in efforts to maintain peace and order in the state.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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  1. African king

    July 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    It was a bad hearing 2 d family of d dead family. is only God know’s while it happen so. nobody pray 4 such bt 2 God be d glory may God give them d hrt 2 bear d lost.

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