Police officers enforcing COVID-19 curfew in Warri chased a keke driver to death
Graphic: Police officers enforcing the COVID-19 curfew in Delta accused of causing the death of a tricycle rider
Police officers at the Ekpan police station in Delta state have been accused of allegedly causing the death of a tricycle rider, Ifeanyi Eze, 20, along Jakpa road by Praise center in the state on Saturday, August 1.
According to reports, the police officers were out to enforce the 7pm curfew put in place by the state government to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state. They spotted Eze driving and gave him a hot chase to get him arrested for flouting the curfew. In fear, Eze reportedly parked his tricycle so he could run from them. Sadly, another vehicle that was also running from police arrest, knocked him down and he died on the spot.
The police officers reportedly fled the scene immediately they saw Eze was lying unconsciously on the ground.
LIB reached out to the spokesperson of the state police command, Onome Onovwakpoyega, to comment on the incident. She asked for a text message to be sent to her which was done but no response from her yet