Angry mob on Wednesday set ablaze a police station in Igboukwu in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State following the shooting of a motorcycle operator by a police officer.
According to report, police officers on duty in the area was alleged to have killed a commercial motorcyclist on Tuesday night after shooting him over extortion.
The killing prompt the anger of their colleague, commercial motorcycle operators which generated to the setting ablaze of the police station.
Confirming the incident in a statement by the Anambra state Police Spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, he noted that an investigation has been launched into 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, 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,” he said in his statement.