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- Published on Monday, 15 August 2011 09:43
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Angered by the man’s interference, the policeman was said to have slapped him and in the ensuing scuffle, the policeman allegedly shot him. He died instantly.
We gathered that immediately the man fell down, the policeman and his colleagues ran away.
The youths who witnessed the incident were said to have mobilised and set the nearby police station ablaze. Policemen on duty at the station fled as the youths chanted war songs.
The incident caused a stampede. The popular Nwagu area where the incident took place was immediately deserted.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.
He said the police officer who allegedly killed the man had been arrested, adding that he would be tried departmentally today with a possible dismissal from the police force and would be arraigned in court for murder. (Vanguard)