Policeman Shots Kubwa Resident Dead

Finidi George

Police operatives on patrol at Kubwa on Wednesday night, allegedly shot and killed a father of one, Onyebuchi Anele, at close range with teargas after a minor incident involving a motorcyclist.
The incident happened close to Haj Estate, where the deceased lives with his young wife and one daughter in the evening of Wednesday.

An eyewitness (who pleaded anonymity) told LEADERSHIP Friday at the scene of the incident that “the deceased, while on his way home, hit an Okada man (commercial cyclist) and his passenger and after stopping and making sure the accident victims were okayed, decided to head home to the Haj Estate when the police arrived at the scene.”

The witness said trouble started when the policemen insisted that the deceased must follow them to the station even after the Okada man and his passenger had gone.

This triggered a quarrel which led to the police shooting the teargas canister into the eye of the deceased.

The witness claimed that the church members of the deceased and his estate neighbours came out and rushed him to Kubwa General Hospital after which, he was referred to National Hospital, Abuja, where he died at 8am yesterday.

Some friends of the deceased, who were in the hospital with him, said the issue had affected his wife’s psycho.

“The woman started behaving as if she wanted to get mad. A little while she will sit, move with force and start running away. She was smuggled into a vehicle and hurriedly whisked away. We had to deceive her that her husband was still alive whereas the corpse had been deposited in the mortuary,” one of his friends, Mr Ndubuisi Nwaneri said.

However, when the FCT police spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh was contacted, she promised to get back to LEADERSHIP Friday with more details which she failed to do before filing this report.

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