Posted by News Express | 7 January 2021 | 305 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A reported case of murder in Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State by suspected hoodlums has been refuted by the State Police Command.
The alleged highway killing was said to have left the two occupants of the vehicle dead.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, described the report as misleading.
According to him, the incident which went viral on social media happened in Awoidemili community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.
He called on the public to disregard the report, saying that the victims were only taken to a hospital in Ihiala where they were confirmed dead by the medical doctor.
Mohammed added: “The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a trending video clip which has gone viral in the social media showing a white Toyota Hilux with registration number Kogi BJK-527-AA with two male occupants fatally injured in which the recorder claimed the incident took place in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State.
“The report which neither states the date nor time of the incident is absolutely misleading with the tendency of creating tension and panic in the State.
“Meanwhile, a preliminary inquiry conducted by the Command revealed that the alleged incident took place at Awoidemili community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state.
“Victims were only rushed to our lady of Lord’s hospital, Ihiala where they were confirmed dead by the medical doctor. Consequently, the Divisional Police headquarters where the incident took place in Imo State had since commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
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