Enugu State Police Command, has confirmed the death of a policeman, Nobert Ugwuanyi, who was beaten to coma by angry mob in Nsukka on Tuesday for allegedly killing a motorcyclist.
Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Wednesday.
He said that the policeman was confirmed dead on Wednesday morning at a hospital.
“Yes the policeman, beaten by mob at Beach Junction in Nsukka in Nsukka Local Government Area, on Tuesday has died as a result of serious injury inflicted on him by the mob,” he said.
Amaraizu said the police had commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the beaten of the officer to coma that resulted in his death.
“All the people involved in beaten him will be made to face the full weight of the law. He was on official duty; if anybody feels he has acted above his power, there are appropriate means to seek redress,” he said.
NAN gathered that the deceased police officer was rushed to Bishop Shananahan Hospital, Nsukka on Tuesday in state of coma.
From the hospital, he was referred to one of the hospitals in Enugu as result serious injury on his head.
The deceased policeman, who was attached to Nsukka Building Material Taskforce allegedly, killed a motorcyclist on Tuesday at Beach junction Nsukka.