Scene of the incident
According to a report by Sun News, there was serious confusion among residents of the densely populated Direct Labour Agency (DLA) area of Asaba, Delta State, where a middle-aged man was allegedly shot dead by police officers.
It was learnt that the police officers been on a chase of a vehicle occupied by five passengers including the deceased on suspicion of being criminals.
Eyewitnesses said the officers aimed at the tyre of the vehicle to demobilise it, adding, however, that the punctured tyre forced the vehicle to veer off the road.
According to the sources, the vehicle rammed into a fence, with the bricks collapsing on its bonnet and windscreen.
The vehicle reportedly screeched to a halt, with three of its occupants escaping, while the other two surrendered to the police.