Police Gun Down Man Fleeing With 'Weed'
Could the life of this man be worth 15 bags of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp?
The deceased was said to be fleeing when officers of the attached to the Police Command in Anambra state shot at him.
The incident, which occurred at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, caused pandemonium, during which a police patrol van and other valuables were set ablaze.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, the police described the incident as unfortunate.
Nwode said the incident happened at about 6pm on Friday at Tarzan Junction, on the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway.
She said a police patrol team on routine work attempted to stop the driver of a saloon car for routine check, but the driver refused.
The police team had to chase the suspect from the DMGS Junction and eventually caught up with him at Tarzan Junction where the suspect resisted their attempt to search his car, resulting in a scuffle.
She said in the melee, the police shot the victim and he died on the spot.
She appealed to members of the public, especially those who witnessed the incident, to feel free to provide information to the police to help in their investigation.
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