Three killed in Onitsha Checkpoint accident as mob kills policeman

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Nnewi – Five people including a pregnant
woman, two other passengers and two police
men were said lost their lives when a tipper
lost control along Onitsha Owerri Road and
smash a vehicle carrying the pregnant woman
and others at a police check point in the area.
The accident which claimed the lives of three
passengers was said to have been caused by
the Policemen at the check, but unconfirmed
report had it that two others who lost their live
were police men lynched by angry mob for
allegedly causing the accident at their check
The two police men who were said to have
lost their lives following the incident were said
to have attempted to escape immediately the
accident occurred at their check point but
were apprehended and lynched by angry mob
who were angered by the death of the three
passengers killed by the ill fated tipper.
The police men were said to have attempted
to escape from the scene into a nearby motor
park after allegedly causing the accident of
the accident, but were apprehended by angry
mob who gave them hot chase and
apprehended them.
An eye witness said that Owerri road police
men on three check points on Onitsha Owerri
road have been so ruthless that if any vehicle
they stopped did not settle them they will not
let go and the accident would have been
avoided if the police men allowed the driver of
the vehicle to move with the passengers when
he pleaded with them to allow them go.
However another report had it that the two
police men escaped into the park and
disappeared immediately before the angry mob
could apprehend them and all the police men
at three check points on Onitsha Owerri road,
between New Tazan Motors, and Mythological
Training Institute Onitsha hurriedly vanished
from their duty posts.
When Vanguard contacted the Onitsha Area
Commander Mr. Yahaya Abubakar on phone
for comments his orderly pick his call and said
they were at the scene of the accident and
cannot his boss cannot talk to newsmen.
A call made to the mobile phone of the Police
Public Relations Officer, PPRO for Anambra
State Police Command, Nkiru Nwude could not
go through as her phone indicated switched

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