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Youths In Igboukwu, Anambra State have burned down the Igboukwu police station in retaliation for the shooting of a motorcyclist by a trigger happy police officer, though the police authority blamed the shooting incident to their well known refrain, “Accidental discharge”

In a press release signed by the Anambra state PPRO confirmed the ugly incident.


*CP Abang appeal for calm,  order for detention of police men involved and full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident*

On the 15/12/2020 at about 10:30pm,there was an altercation between police operatives and motorcycle riders over some  impounded motorcycles as a result of the recent restriction on movement of motorcycles beyond 9:pm in the State.The situation degenerated into a chaos which led to an accidental discharge that hit one motorcycle rider and burning of Igboukwu police station by irate youth..   

The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc* is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident and has ordered for detention of the policemen involved and full scale investigation into the matter.

The CP further appeal for calm and assures the  public that justice would be done in the case and the outcome of Police investigation shall be made public in due course please.

*SP Haruna Mohammed,PPRO* Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.

Every attempt by this reporter to get the chairman of the motorcycle union in Igboukwu for his own side of the story proved abotive as at the time of filling this report.

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