A pregnant woman and her two children who were returning back from the hospital Thursday met their untimely death along Onitsha/Owerri Expressway, Onitsha in Anambra State.
The death according to Ferdinand Izuchukwu Ezulike, the eyewitness reporter, was caused by some policemen attached to the Dangote Cement Depot in the area who left their duty post to mount a roadblock on the major road where they were allegedly extorting money from motorists.
The tragic incident reportedly occurred when the policemen stopped a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep without knowing a truck was coming behind it, as the tricycle stopped as commanded by the policemen, the truck which was already in motion crushed both the tricycle and the woman who was reportedly crossing the main road with her two children.
After this happened, the policemen allegedly ran back to the Dangote Depot, their original duty post where they tried to escape from after seeing the mammoth crowd that gathered, ready to lynch anybody on uniform.
Few moments later, the Dangote Depot building which was formerly Amazu Motors was set ablaze by the angry mob.