A University of Port Harcourt Mechanical Engineering student Edah Oghenekevwe Richard lost his life last night after he was allegedly knocked down by a police van driving one-way.
Richard, whose birthday it was yesterday, was on his way back from Church and standing along Assemblies of God Church junction in Alakahia, PH, when he was allegedly hit by Police Van with registration number NPF 1791D driven by Inspector John Kanu.
"The police van after hitting the boy, tried to drive off but were stopped by onlookers at the junction and eyewitnesses who demanded that the victim be taken to the hospital.
The police agreed and took him to the University of Portharcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), but on reaching there, they allegedly told the attending nurses that they just picked him while they were driving along NNPC Filling station at Rumuosi and they weren't aware of what had happened to him." a source close to the case told LIB exclusively
"It was one of the nurses in the hospital that took down the details of one of the policemen involved. When called by the family members of the boy, the policeman denied it in it's entirety. The police up till now are still denying the incident despite the several onlookers and eyewitnesses that were at the scene of the accident." he added