Mob Kills Two Policemen Over Death Of Three In Edo 

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

A mob has killed two policemen for allegedly crushing two passengers and a motorcycle rider to death in a convoy accident in Ikpeshi, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident on Sunday, but added that more details would be made available to the public in due time.

Sources said that the deceased, identified as Inspector Abubaka Fakku and Sergeant Elisha John and two others, were in a Hilux as escort to a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Emmanuel Agbaje, when the convoy ran into the motorcycle killing the rider, a woman, and a student.

This led furious youths in the community to invade the Edo State Security Volunteer Network (vigilante) office where the policemen had been taken into custody and beat the said policemen to death.

While the angry youths were said to have attacked the vigilante office and destroyed its furniture, the vigilante group was able to rescue the other two policemen.

The source also added that the officers’ four rifles were recovered while the corpses of the dead policemen and accident victims were evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.

A police source disclosed that the affected officers were Police Mobile Force 19, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to him, one Toyota Hilux van conveying four policemen, namely Inspector Brownson Brown, Inspector Abubakar Fakkuk, Sergeant Taiye Ojiefo, and Sergeant Elisha John attached to Police Mobile Force 19 Port Harcourt on escort duty with Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, a former Edo State House Assembly member, was involved in an accident with a motorcycle conveying a woman and child by Ikpeshi community.

“In the process, the rider and passenger died on the spot and in reaction, the angry mob attacked the policemen, beat Inspector Abubakar Fakku and Sergeant Elisha John to death while two others are receiving treatment at Ifejola Hospital, Igarra,” he said.

Reacting to the incident, the chairman, of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Hon Tajudeen Alade, condemned the dastardly act by the youths and commended the efforts of the vigilante to save the life of the policemen.

He said those involved would be brought to book and promised support for the twin sister of one of the occupants of the motorcycle.

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