How masquerader pursued student to death
It is only in a country that has no programme of growth will a masquerader will on a Monday, of all days, choose to take over the streets in the morning. Now checkout the cost ….Read more:
A 14 year-old pupil was crushed to death on Monday by a fast-moving vehicle while being pursued by a masquerader, aka okorosha, at Ogbaku, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
Other pupils were saidvto have been lucky for having seen an open shop to hide from the rampaging masquerader , which cordoned off many strretbthat as early as 8am.
It was possible to ascertain the motive behind the comingnoit if the masquarred at such unusual hour, but the locals were said to.have on regularly occasions been subjected to the menace of that that sort, though none had been fatal till the last one
Also , we learnt that the boy, who was on his way to school at about 9am, took to his heels on sighting the masquerader, but the masquerader took advantage of his fright to chase him till he ran into the path of the vehicle on the Onitsha-Owerri Road, a few metres from a police division in the area.
After the incident, the masquerader was said to have mixed with other masqueraders, leaving the boy in a pool of blood.
Another witness, Mr. Linus Iwuji, blamed the community leaders for allowing the masqueraders to roam freely on busy roads rather than restricting them to the village square.
“I blame the community leaders for allowing the masqueraders to walk about chasing people. They and their guides even rob and rape women at late hours,” Iwuji said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident.
He added that the police were investigating the incident.