_Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa
A particular motorcyclist, otherwise known as Okada man was on Thursday morning, shot dead by a security operative along Orhuwhorun Road in Udu council area of Delta state.
An angry mob immediately set ablaze the police vehicle following the shooting.
Learnt that the incident occurred by the junction of God’s Delight Assembly (alias Free Indeed), close to the Police Post at about 11:30 am.
Witnesses claim that the Okada rider was shot dead by a policeman over N100 illegal charge.
However, some other reports claim that the victim was shot dead by a vigilante operative working with the police.
It was learned that policemen and vigilante operatives daily mount the spot, demanding the said sum from commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists who ply the route, while carrying out stop and search duties.
“A policeman just shot one Okada man at Free Indeed Junction. The police vehicle is burning right now. The Okada men are protesting here. The corpse has been taken to the hospital.