In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, September, 2020

Concern Grips Merchants As Mentally Derailed Man Kills Okada Rider In Ebonyi

Fear Grips Traders As Mentally Derailed Man Kills Okada Rider In Ebonyi

Photograph credit score: Day by day Publish

In response to a Day by day Publish report, palpable fears yesterday gripped merchants in Abakaliki metropolis as a mentally derailed man whose identify is but to be recognized on the time of filling this report, killed an Okada man, one Mr. Elias Ofoke at Udensi bridge in Abakaliki.

The sufferer who hails from Agbaja Unuhu in Abakaliki Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State, was stated to have dropped a passenger however on making an attempt to show again, the person from nowhere stormed the bridge and hit him on his head.

It was gathered that members of Neighborhood Watch Safety had tried to arrest the person however he resisted the arrest which led to his torturing, after which he was deserted on the bridge.

Reacting on the matter, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Kpirikpiri Division, SP Chris Anyanwu who confirmed the incident suggested members of Okada Union to nonetheless nostril for background data even because the police was nonetheless on high of the scenario in an effort to do justice to the matter.

When contacted, the State Chairman, Bike Transport Union, Ebonyi State Chapter, Comrade Paulinus Atam, who frowned on the tragic incident defined that the union has by no means recorded such a case since his emergence because the chairman, and referred to as on the federal government to fish out males with psychological points in Abakaliki metropolis in an effort to forestall such incidence sooner or later, whereas consoling with the bereaved household and the complete members of the union, including that the union was already on the forefront of the tragic occasion.

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On his half, the State Commissioner for Inside Safety and Border Peace, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, stated that he has been notified of the tragedy and that he had already referred to as on the police to wade into the matter and be sure that the perpetrator be dropped at ebook.

The Commissioner additionally doubted the potential of the alleged actions of the Neighbourhood Watch Safety on the person, including that the safety outfit which have being working for the protection of the folks within the state couldn’t have unleashed assault on a mad individual and abandon such an individual to hazard the lives of others on the streets.

Responding, a nephew to the deceased, Mr. Opoke Harmless who recognized his late uncle as a married man with six kids, referred to as on the state authorities to come back to assistance from the members of the family of the deceased as his demise has created a really massive vacuum which wanted the intervention of each the state authorities and the Okada Union for the survival of the bereaved household.

In the meantime, the corpse of the sufferer was later deposited on the FETHA 1 mortuary, Abakaliki whereas the wounded mentally derailed man was taken to the police clinic for medical consideration earlier than continuing with the matter.

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