Angry protesters have taken to the streets in Warri, Delta State, after policemen attached to the Ebrumede Division killed a woman and her little child while they were trying to arrest some suspected Internet fraudsters known as yahoo boys.
Effiezy learnt that the police who drove recklessly in pursuit of the yahoo boys hit a tricycle the mother and child were in, killing them on the spot.
After seeing that they had killed a mother and her little child, the police quickly escaped on sighting a mob advancing towards them and the mob set ablaze their patrol van left in the scene of the crime.
One of the eyewitness said,
“The policemen were pursuing some Yahoo boys and the police van rammed into a Keke (tricycle) with a woman and child who died on the spot. The policemen escaped immediately when they saw that a crowd was coming after them. The police left their Hilux van and escaped from the scene. The crowd set ablaze the Hilux van during the protest.”
An angry mob that gathered set the police hilux on fire with intensified call to the new Delta State Police Commissioner to do something about the incident.