CP orders investigation into killing of 22-year old man in Anambra

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CP John B, Abang fdc. Commissioner of Police, Anambra State

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra state, John Abang has ordered for a full scale investigation into the death of one Micheal Obi Chukwuebuka in Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka of Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement, said the CP who was deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident, assured that justice would be done in the case.

The deceased was allegedly knocked down on Wednesday by a commercial driver while escaping Police arrest over curfew violation.

He said, “On 20/05/2020 at 8:30pm, there was a report of fatal motor vehicle accident along Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka LGA of Anambra State involving a shuttle bus with Registration No ACA 325 ZW driven by one Micheal Obi Chukwuebuka ‘m’ of Obeagu Osili ‘m’ of Enug-ukwu .

“The accident occured when one Anthony Okafor ‘m’ aged 22 years while trying to cross the highway was suddenly hit by the aforementioned vehicle during the rush hour of the enforcement of curfew.

“Victim was rushed to Beke Memoirial Hospital Nimo by a Police Patrol team where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty and corpse deposited at same Hospital morgue for postmotem examination.The driver was arrested and investigation is ongoing.

“However, following the incident, aggrieved youth in the area went on rampage today 21/5/2020 and attempted to set ablaze Nimo Divisional Police headquarters but were persuaded to disperse through the joint efforts of the Police and community stakeholders.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang, fdc who is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident has ordered for a full scale investigation into the matter.

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“The CP further 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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