Sunday, July 21, 2024

Anambra Police Station Set Ablaze By Angry Mob

According to an eye-witness report, trouble began when some policemen on duty in the area killed a commercial motorcyclist on Tuesday night over a bribe.

He said the fire was lit at about 8 am on Wednesday and the mob, made up of motorcycle riders headed to Ekwulobia police station to set that station ablaze.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident and said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered the arrest of the officer who killed the commercial motorcyclist while appealing for calm.

He said there was an altercation between motorcycles riders and men of the force over impounded motorcycles as a result of the recent restriction on movement of motorcycles beyond 9 pm in the state.
The situation however degenerated into chaos, when a shot that led to the death of a motorcyclist, was fired.

The PRO said, “The Commissioner of Police appealed for calm and assures the public that justice would be done in the case and the outcome of police investigation shall be made public in due course.”

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