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Alleged extortion: mob sets police station ablaze in Anambra

by Kunle Awosiyan

A police station in Igboukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State on Wednesday set ablaze by a mob

According to reports, trouble began when some policemen on duty in the area killed a commercial motorcyclist on Tuesday night over extortion.

For his part, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident explained that there was an altercation between police operatives and motorcycle riders on Tuesday, over some impounded motorcycles as a result of the recent restriction on movement of motorcycles beyond 9 pm in the State.

He added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered the arrest of the officer who killed the commercial motorcyclist while appealing for calm.

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