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Stray Bullet Fired By Police K!lls Man Sending Money Via POS To Wife

There was mayhem when a Hausa resident was shot and killed on Benin/Asaba Road close to Igueomo Junction by a stray bullet that was allegedly fired by a police gun.

The unidentified victim was allegedly hit by a stray bullet on Wednesday evening, February 28, in front of a POS operator’s residence, where he had gone to send ₦4000 to his wife who was in his village.

A source in the area who preferred not to be named disclosed that police operatives were in the area to arrest some hoodlums.

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According to him, “Some Benin boys had an issue with the police. Some policemen stormed the area and in the process of chasing the boys, they fired their guns at the fleeing boys, the bullet hit the victim and he died on spot.

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“The victim was said to have just transferred the sum of ₦4000 to the wife. When he heard of the commotion outside, it was said that he decided to run for cover, only to be hit by the stray bullet.

“Being that the entire area is dominantly populated by Hausa indigenes, they came out in large numbers, blocked the road in protest. They even vandalized some police vehicles that passed the area this (Friday) morning.”

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Armed with machetes and sticks, the angry youths blocked down the roadway, built barricades, lit bonfires, and made sure that none could get to either side of it.

Passengers were compelled to get off buses that were coming from the directions of Benin City and Asaba, leaving travelers stranded. [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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