Police confirm killing of Trader by operatives of Anambra Anti-touting Squad

 Anambra State  Police Command has confirmed the shooting to death of one trader by operatives of the state Anti-touting Squad at the Science Equipment Market, Head Bridge, Onitsha.

The Police  Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said that several others were injured.

Ikenga said that the incident happened about 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Head Bridge market, He said the Commissioner of Police in the state,  Aderemi Adeoye, had ordered a probe into the development.

According to him, the commissioner of police has ordered the immediate transfer of a reported murder incident that happened at the Head Bridge market.

“Our officers led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Head Bridge, on receipt of the information, got to the scene and saw a young man in a pool of his blood while another was injured.

“The victims were rushed to the hospital where the doctor confirmed one dead.

“The police also recovered six expanded cartridges from the scene,’’ Ikenga said. 

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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