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Police deny killing 2 Okada riders in A/Ibom

The police command in Akwa Ibom State has denied the killing of two commercial motorcyclists (Okada riders) on Monday by its men at Eket town…

The police command in Akwa Ibom State has denied the killing of two commercial motorcyclists (Okada riders) on Monday by its men at Eket town in Eket LGA.

The command’s spokesman, SP Odiko MacDon, said, “The allegation is false. Their deaths have nothing to do with the police.

“Police did not shoot any commercial motorcyclists on that fateful night.

“Initially people alleged that it was the police that caused the deaths, whereas police operatives were merely on patrol in the area when the accident occurred.’’

MacDon explained that the two motorcyclists died from injuries they sustained after a collision on high speed in the wee hours of the fateful Monday.

He said also that while one of the motorcyclists died on the spot, the other exonerated the police of culpability before he died of injuries sustained in a collision.

It would be recalled that the police banned the operations of commercial motorcyclists in Eket from September 25, 2019, to checkmate criminal activities.