Police driving against traffic hit victim, abandon him in hospital


Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa

The police have come under heavy knocks in Bayelsa State for abandoning a victim they knocked down with their patrol van to die in the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.

Residents in Bayelsa wondered why the police could allow Mr. Shadrack Ogbonna, a father of five children and mobile phone repairer to become bedridden without making conscious efforts to treat the injuries he sustained when their patrol van knocked him down in Yenagoa.

Ogbonna, who hails from Okposi in Ebonyi State, was hit by the police van, which reportedly drove against traffic, on May 6th, 2019 while he attempted to cross the road to buy phone accessories for his customers.

The accident, which occurred close to Ekeki Motor Park, Yenagoa, was said to have rendered his family homeless and hungry as he was no longer able to pay their rent and provide food for them.

The policemen in the van were said to have rushed their victim to the emergency unit of the hospital where…



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