A Police patrol team on stop and search duties have shot dead a man with 15 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp after he failed to stop when the operatives directed him.
A yet to be identified man was shot dead by some police officers at Tarzan junction, Nkpor along the popular Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Friday October 20th.
A statement released by the command, says a Police patrol team on stop and search duties stopped the driver of a suspected Camry Vehicle for routine check.
However, the driver failed to stop as directed. He was chased by the police team from Dennis memorial Grammar School (DMGS) roundabout, Onitsha and subsequently accosted at Tarzan Junction, Nkpor as a result of traffic build-up.
In a bid to search the vehicle properly, a melee ensued and the driver was shot by Police. Unfortunately, the driver died on the spot. A thorough search of the vehicle revealed fifteen (15) bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
A mob set ablaze security pick-up van that was seen approaching the junction. The driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt. Sadly, a motor boy on an approaching trailer vehicle on sighting the angry mob jumped down from the trailer and lost his life at the spot.
He was reported to have been crushed to death by a hit and run vehicle. All the police Officers involved in this unfortunate incident are in custody and undergoing interrogation.
Some miscreants unaware of the true facts behind the incident took advantage of the situation and gathered up for a mob action.
The Command wishes to use this medium to warn against spreading false rumors targeted to heat up the polity as the incident has no connection with Any Political Party/activities.