A mob on Wednesday set ablaze a police station in Igboukwu in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An eye witness who gave his title as Goddy stated the police station used to be put on hearth round 8am on Wednesday.
He stated hassle started out when some policemen on obligation in the location killed a business motorcyclist on Tuesday night time over extortion.
He said, “As I’m speaking to you the vicinity is in flames. The mob, made up of industrial bike operators, are transferring to Ekwulobia police station now to additionally set the station there ablaze.”
The nation Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed demonstrated the incident.
He stated the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered the arrest of the officer who killed the business motorcyclist whilst attractive for calm.
He said,” On Tuesday about 10.30pm, there was once an altercation between police operatives and bike riders over some impounded bikes as a end result of the latest limit on motion of bikes past 9 pm in the State.
“The state of affairs degenerated into chaos which led to an unintentional discharge that hit one bike rider and burning of the Igboukwu police station with the aid of irate youth.
“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, is deeply saddened by means of the unlucky incident and has ordered the detention of the policemen worried and full-scale investigation into the matter.
“The CP similarly appealed for calm and assures the public that justice would be carried out in the case and the consequence of police investigation shall be made public in due course.”
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