Police allegedly kill middle-aged man in Delta
A middle-aged man was allegedly shot dead by police officers at the Direct Labour Agency (DLA) area of Asaba, Delta State.
It was gathered that the police officers been on a chase of a vehicle occupied by five passengers including the deceased on suspicion of being criminals.
According to The Sun, eyewitnesses said the police officers aimed at the tyre of the vehicle to demobilise it, adding, however, that the punctured tyre forced the vehicle to veer off the road.
The sources added that the vehicle rammed into a fence, with the bricks collapsing on its bonnet and windscreen.
The vehicle reportedly screeched to a halt, with three of its occupants escaping, while the other two surrendered to the police.
The police were said to have allegedly shot one of them at close range before arresting the second one.
Sources added that the deceased was not armed when he was allegedly gunned down, adding that nothing was found on him when his lifeless body was searched.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident said the occupants of the vehicle were suspects who had just operated in another part of the town.
Edafe said; “We had an intelligence report that they had just finished an operation and were moving towards DLA road.
“So our men mounted surveillance, and when the officers saw the car, they flagged it down but they refused to stop.
“As such, our men chased them to the point where their vehicle hit the fence. They opened fire on the officers who responded, and in the process, three of them escaped while one was shot.
“One suspect was arrested while a locally-made gun was recovered.”
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