A MOB, comprising mainly of commercial motorcycle riders today, set a police station in Igboukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State ablaze.
The okada riders besieged the police station in protest after some policemen on duty in the area allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist last night.
An eye witness who gave his name as Goddy said the motorcyclist met his death because he refused to part with money while the police men requested for gratification at a road block.
Public Relations Officer of Anambra Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.
According to him, Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, John Abang, had ordered the arrest of the officers who killed the commercial motorcyclist.
“On Tuesday 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 chaos which led to an accidental discharge that hit one motorcycle rider before the burning of the Igboukwu police station by irate youth.
Commissioner of Police, John Abang, is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident and has ordered the detention of the policemen involved and full-scale investigation into the matter. The CP further appealed 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,” Mohammed said.