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Man who died in Ebonyi after grenade on his waist mistakenly exploded a Policeman not suicide bomber – Police reports

Posted by on May 25th, 2021
Man who died in Ebonyi after grenade on his waist mistakenly exploded a Policeman not suicide bomber - Police reports

The Ebonyi state police command has said that the man killed in an explosion on Tuesday May 25 in Afikpo, Ebonyi State is a policeman and not a suicide bomber as claimed by many.

Recall that an explosion which occurred opposite Amizi Amangbala Primary School in Afikpo North threw the area into panic as passersby scampered for safety.

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Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi state, Loveth Odah said the victim of the blast is a Mobile Police Officer on special deployment to Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The police Inspector identified as Mr Idi Aminu, reportedly died as a result of an accidental hand grenade explosion.

Odah who said the police officer was an operative of MOPOL 32 and not a suicide bomber as claimed by many, mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist. She said;

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“He mistakenly hit the lead of his grenade which was hanging on his waist with his elbow resulting in the deadly explosion.” His remains had been evacuated to a mortuary.

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