How Police Chase EBSU Student To Early Grave In Ebonyi

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

A 23 year old 300-level student of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), identified as Ayogu Evans, has died in a ghastly car crash. 

Ayogu, who is a student from the department of Sociology was allegedly being chased by the police when he had the accident on Saturday afternoon, December 2, in Nkaliki axis of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital.

According to those who brought him to the hospital confirmed that he was being chased by the police when he suddenly had an accident.

They equally revealed that the police officers that were chasing him ran away after he had the accident but they later came back to carry his wr£cked car to their station at Liberation Estate,” a source said.

Meanwhile a statement from the police public relations officer, Ebonyi Police Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya and made available to journalist in Abakaliki reads in part;

"On 2/12/2023 at about 12 pm, police operatives on snap stop and search around Nkaliki road sighted a vehicle that was approaching their checkpoint but suddenly reversed and sped off.

"The actions of the driver raised the suspicion of the police operatives which made them pursue the vehicle, the driver did not stop till he was involved in an accident along Oriuzor road.

"Traffic officers were alerted and with the effort of good citizens, the victim Ayogu Evans a student of Ebonyi State University was conveyed to the hospital where he unfortunately gave up the ghost.

"Circumstances surrounding his death which is still shrouded with controversies, made some students of Ebonyi State University conceive the idea of a protest against police actions.

"The commissioner of police, Ebonyi State Command, CP Augustina Ogbodo, psc immediately addressed the student leaders and assured them that their concerns would be thoroughly investigated and anyone found culpable will be sanctioned accordingly.

"The commissioner of police is using this medium to encourage the citizens to support the police while they carry out their mandate and to report any unprofessional conduct of police officers on duty to the police authority while assuring the public that disciplinary actions will be taken against any erring police officer".

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post