A police station in Igboukwu in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State was set on fire on Wednesday morning by an irate mob protesting over the killing of a commercial motorcyclist by a policeman.
The commercial motorcyclist according to reports was shot after a disagreement on money.
The Punch reported the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed as having confirmed the incident and ordering the arrest of the policeman who killed the cyclist.
He said,” On Tuesday about 10.30pm, there was an altercation between police operatives and motorcycle riders over some impounded motorcycles as a result of the recent restriction on movement of motorcycles beyond 9 pm in the State.
“The situation degenerated into chaos which led to an accidental discharge that hit one motorcycle rider and burning of the Igboukwu police station by irate youth.
“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident and has ordered the detention of the policemen involved and full-scale investigation into the matter.
“The CP further appealed for calm and assures the public that justice would be done in the case and the outcome of police investigation shall be made public in due course.