Odd News | 14 May 2015 10:45 CET

Driver Knocks Down Man and Absconds with Corpse in Bayelsa

By Thisdaylive/Segun James

The cases of hit-and-run accidents are fairly rampant in a society where there are no close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

Almost always, those who hit and run do so in order to evade arrest and prosecution and all the consequences that could follow.

But it is strange when a supposed hit-and-run driver, pauses, stops, comes back to his victim, picks him up and disappears with his corpse. This new twist is what has engaged the police in Bayelsa State.

Why would a driver knock down a man, stop to pick the body, then absconds with it?

Presently, the police have launched a manhunt for the unidentified driver of a Nissan SUV who allegedly killed Mr. Ebikiye Johnson a 34-year-old man in Ogbogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government area of the state.

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THISDAY gathered that onlookers were stunned when the driver of the SUV suddenly stopped after knocking down the victim. He was said to have been helped to lift the man into the vehicle, but on getting back to the steering, he zoomed off leaving bystanders even more stunned.

Relations of the victim later mobilised to search all hospitals within the capital city to see if the driver had rushed him truly to any hospital for treatment, but no report of any such victim was recorded in any of the hospitals.

The family later reported the incident to the police who have since embarked on a manhunt for the driver.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 7pm along the Ogbogoro-Famgbe road within the Yenagoa metropolis.

THISDAY gathered that the 34-year-old victim was taking a walk along the Ogbogoro road before the apparently over speeding SUV crushed him from behind.

A member of the investigating Police team noted that the killer vehicle was coming from the Famgbe end with high speed and ran into the curve before knocking down the man.

Contacted on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer,Asimin Butswat,said he was in Abuja on a special seminar and that he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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