The Enugu state police command says it has commenced investigation into the clubbing to death of a police officer by hoodlums smoking marijuana in Enugu.
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A policeman has been hacked to death in Enugu for attempting to apprehend some hoodlums smoking Indian hemp, the state police command has confirmed.
The incident reportedly took place at about 5pm on Saturday at the popular New Artisan Market within Enugu metropolis.
Hoodlums, who were intoxicated with the hard drugs, overpowered the policeman and then used hard objects to club him to death.
Reacting, the Enugu Police command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, told NAN that the police had begun massive crackdown and investigation into the matter.
“We are saddened with the development that we lost one of our own in the line of duty.
“It is unfortunate that at this age, people still engage in maiming law enforcement officers meant to protect and ensure they live peacefully in their neighbourhoods.
“We have launched investigation into the matter.
“The command would unravel what happened and deal with the culprits decisively,” he said.