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Commercial driver macheted to death in Anambra

A commercial bus driver has been macheted to  death in Anambra State by a  man identified as Akpa Lebechukwu from Enugu State.

NigeriaCrime understands that the incident happened at Okija Junction, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, where the driver who was coming back from Lagos, and headed to Imo State parked to drop off some passengers.

According to Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson,  Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident in a statement, the man jumped into the vehicle after the driver had dropped off passengers and macheted hihim.

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“Today (Sunday) 18/9/2022 at about 12:05pm, police arrested one Akpa Lebechukwu ‘M’ 25yrs from Enugu State, and recovered one machete from him,” he said.

The suspect attacked the driver of a commercial vehicle on transit from Lagos to Imo State at Okija junction, along Onitsha/Owerri Expressway.

“The victim parked to drop a passenger before Lebechukwu jumped into the vehicle and macheted the driver. The driver was rushed to the hospital before he was declared dead by a medical doctor on duty.”

It was, however, not clear what the intention of the attacker was, nor was his sanity ascertained.

Ikenga quoted the Anambra State Police Commissioner as ordering the immediate transfer of the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

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