Police foil mob action after cattle-ladden trailer killed motorcyclist in Enugu


What would been a mob action and breach of the peace in Ugwuoba community in Oji River LGA of Enugu state has been nipped in the bud by police operatives who intervened following the killing of motorcyclist in an accident involving a trailer conveying a cattle.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Enugu state, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday in the Ugwuoba community located on the Oji-River-Enugu highway.


He stated that a motorcyclist, who was later identified as Jonathan Madu, died in the accident.


According to Amaraizu, “It was gathered that the trailer conveying cows skidded off its lane and crushed to death the motorcyclist who was on the other lane.


“Following the incident, the driver of the said trailer was said to have taken to his heels.


“But the early arrival of police operatives of the Oji-River Division helped in dousing the tension at the accident scene as both the motorcycle and parts of the trailer were already burning”.

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