- A petrol attendant has been allegedly killed in Abia state
- The attendant was allegedly killed by a police officer
- According to the report, the driver was alleged to have violated the lockdown directive in the state
A police officer has allegedly killed a petrol station attendant along popular New Umuahia road in Obingwa local government area of Abia state.
Premium Times reports that the policeman, Stanley Azu, is serving under Azumini police division in Ukwa East LGA of the state.
According to the news medium, he was said to have tried stopping a vehicle that violated the lockdown order occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak, but the driver defied the instruction.
Residents of the area said the police inspector chased the driver and reportedly fired at him.
The bullet hit Chibuisi, who was in his business centre.
Chibuisi was said to have been pronounced dead at Abia State Teaching Hospital where he was rushed to for urgent medical attention.
Until his death, he was said to be a staff of a filling station owned by his in-law.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that soldiers of the Operation Skolombo have arrested one policeman allegedly behind many of the kidnappings in Calabar and five other gang members.
A source within Operation Skolombo said that the soldiers arrested the policeman and the other suspects based on intelligence reports early in the morning, on Monday, February 24.
It was revealed by the source that the police officer who was arrested owns properties in Calabar, Cross River state. He is currently being detained at the Eburutu army barrack and would be paraded when the investigation is over.
Fortunately, the gallant soldiers were able to secure the release of the accountant of the state-owned newspaper, identified as Maurice Archibong who was kidnapped about a week ago and another kidnapped victim, Chief Desmond Oko, a businessman.
Irene Igbo, police spokesperson in the state, however, stated she wasn't aware of the police officer's arrest.
Legit.ng had also previously reported that 12 persons were kidnapped along Itobe-Ajegu community in Ofu local government area of Kogi state. According to the report, the incident happened on Sunday, February 16.
A source quoted in the report said the kidnappers demanded N30 million ransom to free the victims. The passengers were traveling in a commercial bus from Warri in Delta state to Anyigba in Kogi state with 16 passengers on board.
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