A man identified as Akpa Lebechukwu from Enugu State has macheted a commercial bus driver to death in Anambra State.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Okija Junction, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
The unidentified driver of the vehicle, who was heading to Imo State from Lagos, was said to have parked the vehicle to drop off some passengers before the suspect jumped into the vehicle and macheted him to death.
The driver was rushed to the hospital before he was declared dead by a medical doctor on duty.
The reason for the incident could not be ascertained as it was not clear what the intention of the attacker was, nor was his sanity confirmed.
The Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said the man jumped into the vehicle after the driver had dropped off passengers and macheted him.
Ikenga said, “Today (Sunday) 18/9/2022, the police arrested one Akpa Lebechukwu ‘M’ 25years, from Enugu State, and recovered one machete from him.
“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.”
Ikenga said the state police commissioner had ordered the immediate transfer of the matter to the state criminal investigation department.
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