By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA — HELL was let loose on Monday night in Asaba, Delta State capital, when a Mobile Policeman shot dead a commercial bus driver over alleged traffic offence.
The incident took place between Traffic Light and Mammy Market along Nnebisi Road, Asaba. Vanguard gathered that the policeman and his colleagues were in a Hilux van, when the said bus driver reportedly hit the van and fled. The policemen pursued him and as the escort van tried to double-cross him, the bus driver jumped out of the bus and started running but the trigger-happy policeman shot him at the abdomen and he died immediately.
Vanguard gathered that immediately the bus driver gave up the ghost, passersby mobbed the policeman, who fired the shot while other policemen in his company fled. He was beaten to pulp.
Also the same night, rival cult groups clashed in Asaba, shooting sporadically,which forced many shop owners to lock up.