A 27-year-old man identified as Chinedu Nwedu was crushed to death on Sunday May 10, by a vehicle conveying two policemen in Eziorsu community in Oguta council of Imo State.
Reports have it that the policemen were trying to run away from a breached pipeline scene when they were approached by military men as well as community youths, as they engaged the soldiers in a gun battle after a successful operation at the pipeline.
The Nation reported that Nwedu was knocked down when the policemen zoomed off in their vehicle after being overpowered by the military men. They’ve now been taken into custody.
Imo state’s Police spokeperson Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident but described it as an “accident”.