Policemen escape lynching in Nnewi

www.odogwublog.com reports that four policemen from Nnewi Area Command of the Anambra state command of NPF yesterday had to run for their dear lives to escape an angry mob which was set on avenging an alleged harassment and intimidation meted out to a motorcyclist.

The policemen who are said to be posted to Eme Court Road junction by Owerri road had reported for duty and were carrying out their duty of control traffic at about 8.45am when one of them sighted a cyclist without registered number.

An eyewitness who simply identified himself as JohnBull Johnson said that one of the policeman flagged the offending motorcyclist down and he humbly complied but demanded to know why he was prevented from continuing his journey.

Johnson continued "the next we saw was that one of the policemen on the other side of the road ran to the cyclist and attempted to forcefully pull him away from his bike but the offending cyclist stood his ground.

"Then the policeman brought out his small tear gas container and sprayed on his eyes three time while other onlookers got angry and started pestling the policeman and his colleagues with stones and other missiles.

"Infact the policemen had to run for their dear lives as the angry mob wanted to do something untoward to the policemen for assaulting and tear gassing an innocent person. People are angry because the policemen are not there at that hour to impound motorcycles but to ensure free flow of traffic. The Nnewi policemen are notorious for intimidating people not minding the fact their bosses will always warn them against such attitude.

Johnson said that the annoying aspect of the whole drama was that the policemen after sometime returned to their duty post but came back with another officer who was then armed with AK47.

He noted that the development is a continuation of intimidation and assault on the Igbos home and abroad because many of the policemen doing that are not really from South East.

Our correspondent called the Area Commander on his phone to get his comment but could not be reached.
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