By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Police from Azikoro Divisional Command, Bayelsa State, have launched a manhunt for an unidentified driver of a Nissan Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, for allegedly killing a man and absconding with the corpse along Ogbogoro community road in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The hit-and-run incident, which occurred Tuesday at about 7p.m. along the Ogbogoro-Famgbe Road, was said to have caused pandemonium in the area.
An eyewitness said though the prompt response of a police special operation team on patrol in the area led to the arrest of the vehicle’s driver, the car’s owner drove away in the midst of the confusion caused by a crowd of onlookers and sympathizers.
The deceased, 34, was said to be taking a walk along Ogbogoro Road, when he was crushed from behind by the speeding car.
A source said: “Immediately, police apprehended the driver and brought him out. But the owner of the vehicle, who saw that the car key was in the ignition, pretended as if he was rendering assistance and drove away with the corpse.”
It was gathered that when the police team went to the home of the car owner with the arrested driver, they met an empty building.
They also combed hospitals in the capital city in search of the missing corpse to no avail.