Tragedy struck at the banana junction in Orlu town in Imo State on Tuesday as a police inspector shot dead a 27-year-old man for not wearing a face mask.
The incident which took place around 3 pm caused a storm in the area as youths, including traders, threatened to invade a nearby police station.
The policeman who stopped the Okada man asked him why he was not wearing a face mask, things got heated and the officer shot the biker at a close range, killing him instantly.
The state commissioner of police, Isaac Akinmodele, who confirmed the incident, however, did not give the identity of the inspector.
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Mazi Egbufor Obidiah Reporting, Obinwannem News