The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday debunked reports that three persons were killed in Onitsha last Friday during the commencement of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
In a statement made available to our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, absolved the APC of any killing during the rally.
The command said there was no iota of truth in the stories trying to link the APC with the fracas that happened at Nkpor, near Onitsha, that day.
The command warned the people of the area to avoid spreading rumours that were capable of heating up the polity.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, 12 APC governors, 17 ministers and no fewer than 25 Federal lawmakers attended the rally.
The statement read in part, “Following the shooting incident and disturbance of public peace at Tarzan Junction, Nkpor, along the popular Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Friday, October 20, 2017, the police command wishes to set the records straight.
“At about 6pm on Friday, a police patrol team on ‘stop-and-search’ duties stopped the driver of a Camry vehicle for routine check.
“The driver failed to stop as directed. He was chased by the police team from Dennis Memorial Grammar School roundabout, Onitsha, and subsequently accosted at Tarzan Junction, Nkpor as a result of traffic build-up.”