A truck yesterday crushed a robbery victim in Aba, Abia State.
The accident reportedly happened about 10:10am near a popular Supermarket on the Aba-Owerri expressway. It was gathered that the deceased was pushed out of a commercial tricycle in motion, by unknown persons working with the driver.
Eyewitnesses said: “The truth is that commercial tricycles are being used to rob people now, but we haven’t seen this crude and heartless act before. How can they push someone down on a busy road like the Aba-Owerri road? People who saw them before the incident said the tricycle was heading into town from the Osisioma end of the road, and it appeared the victim was struggling with others inside the tricycle.
They however overpowered him and pushed him out.
“The truck driver, who unfortunately was behind, tried to dodge the man but ended up crushing him. It was an ugly scene. It caused a gridlock that people going into town had to use alternative routes, while policemen cleared the road and remove the dismembered body.
Police spokesperson Maureen Chinaka, in a telephone interview, said she was yet to be briefed on the matter, and promised to get back as soon as she gets details of the incident.
She was however yet to do so as at press time yesterday.