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Police Arrests Vehicle Snatcher Who Macheted Driver To Death In Anambra

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A man identified as Akpa Lebechukwu from Enugu State has been arrested for macheting a commercial bus driver to death at Okija Junction, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State today September 18.

A statement released by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesperson of the state police command, says the driver who was leaving Lagos and heading to Imo State, parked to drop off a passenger, when he attacked by the criminal. He said the suspect jumped into the vehicle after the driver had dropped off a passenger and macheted him.

“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.

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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 or his state of mind.

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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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