- A police officer was on Wednesday, February 12, crushed to death by a heavy truck
- According to an eyewitness, the truck crushed the officer after he had waved at it to stop allegedly to collect the usual N50 bribe
- The police command in the state has also confirmed the ugly incident
Tragedy struck in Imo state on Wednesday, February 12, when a truck crushed a police officer on a stop and search duty to death along Owerri/Okigwe expressway.
The ugly incident occurred at Atta in the Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, causing a heavy traffic gridlock, The Nation reports.
The newspaper adds that the lifeless body of the police officer was seen on the ground while police operatives who were at the scene of the incident cordoned the area from the people.
Legit.ng gathers that the truck fled after crushing the police officer.
A motorist who spoke to The Nation claimed that the truck crushed the officer after the cop had waved at it to stop allegedly to collect the usual N50 bribe.
He said that the trailer which was on a speed lane and blared his horns repeatedly and rammed on the police officer who refused to go out from the tarred road.
The eyewitness said other police officers at the scene of the incident went after the truck but said he was not sure if they were able to get him.
The police command in the state has also confirmed the ugly incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in Kaduna on Friday, February 7, confirmed the death of two of its officers in during a raid on Ansaru bandits in the state on Wednesday, February 5.
The confirmation was announced by Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali.
Moreover, Ali said that 12 other officers who were badly wounded by the terrorists in the operation were already receiving treatment in a hospital in the state.
The DIG said that the death of the officers will in no way deter the command in carrying out its planned operations.
In a similar vein, Ali said that the force is executing not less than 50 operations in western and central regions of the north to neutralise the insurgents and all members of armed groups.
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