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Five died as Tipper crushes Vehicle in Onitsha Checkpoint



A accident which occurred along Onitsha Owerri Road has claimed the lives of five people.

It was gathered that a tipper lost control and crush a vehicle carrying a pregnant woman and others at a police check point in the area. Five people were said to have lost their lives including the pregnant woman, two passengers and two policemen.

Vanguard reports that, the accident which claimed the lives of three passengers was said to have been caused by the Policemen at the check, but unconfirmed report had it that two others who lost their live were police men lynched by angry mob for allegedly causing the accident at their check point.

The two police men who were said to have lost their lives following the incident were said to have attempted to escape immediately the accident occurred at their check point but were apprehended and lynched by angry mob who were angered by the death of the three passengers killed by the tipper.

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The police men were said to have attempted to escape from the scene into a nearby motor park after allegedly causing the accident of the accident, but were apprehended by angry mob who gave them hot chase and apprehended them.

An eye witness said that Owerri road police men on three check points on Onitsha Owerri road have been so ruthless that if any vehicle they stopped did not settle them they will not let go and the accident would have been avoided if the police men allowed the driver of the vehicle to move with the passengers when he pleaded with them to allow them go.

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When Vanguard contacted the Onitsha Area Commander Mr. Yahaya Abubakar, when contacted by Vanguard on phone for comments his orderly pick his call and said they were at the scene of the accident and cannot his boss cannot talk to newsmen.


Source: Naija News

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