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Robbery victim crushed to death in Aba



By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos

A truck has crushed a robbery victim in Aba, Abia State.

The accident reportedly happened about 10:10 a.m. near a popular Supermarket on the Aba-Owerri expressway. It was gathered that the deceased was pushed out of a commercial tricycle in motion, by unknown persons working with the driver.

“The truth is that commercial tricycles are being used to rob people now, but we haven’t seen this crude and heartless act before. How can they push someone down a busy road like the Aba-Owerri road? People who saw them before the incident said the tricycle was heading into town from the Osisioma end of the road, and it appeared the victim was struggling with others inside the tricycle. They, however, overpowered him and pushed him out,” an eyewitness stated.

“The truck driver, who unfortunately was behind, tried to dodge the man but ended up crushing him. It was an ugly scene. It caused a gridlock that people going into town had to use alternative routes, while policemen cleared the road and removed the dismembered body.”

However, the state Police spokesperson, Maureen Chinaka, said she was yet to be briefed on the incident.