Police investigate killing of man by ‘hit and run’ driver

The police in Edo state are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a middle aged man who was crushed to death weekend by a hit and run driver near the main gate of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, in the Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo.

The deceased, simply identified as the Chief Coach of the Esan Recreation Club in Ekpoma, Edo, was crushed to death on Friday at about 3.30 p.m. while on a motorcycle.

The incident was said to have angered the youths, who took to the streets and set ablaze a trailer loaded with cement, however, order was restored when officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrived the scene and dispersed them with teargas.
Mr. Musa Ikpea, the Captain of Afenmai Recreation Club, Auchi, who was at the scene, identified the deceased as the Coach of the Ekpoma branch of the club.

He said the deceased was in Auchi to train lawn tennis players and that he was on his way to the park on motorcycle and was crushed by the trailer driver, who later ran away.
Police sources said investigations were on to determine the circumstances surrounding the death as well as to track down his killers.