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Breaking Uniben Lecturer Killed, one injured as police allegedly chase driver over N100 (photos).

A staff of the university of Benin was killed and other person was injured because of a commercial driver, who is alledgly been chased by police over police extortion

Dr. Stella Okotie died on Tuesday, July 21, as a results of the injury sustained from the accident, which occured at about 6:30pm along Benin-Lagos express way, on the brink of the University of Benin main gate.
Until her demise, the deceased was a lecturer at the UNIBEN faculty of Education.

There also are unconfirmed reports that another person was killed within the accident. Another also sustained injuries.

An Eyewitnesses claim the commercial busman was running away from the police men who had earlier cut his vehicle down, demanding N100 bribe.

One of the officers was said to have jumped into the moving bus and engaged in a physical struggle with the busman , dragging the steering wheel.

The late UNIBEN staff was reportedly standing at the walkway alongside her husband, Dr. Williams Okotie, also a staff of UNIBEN, and her son when the bus hit her and a stationery UNIBEN water system van.

"The police officers were pursuing a commercial bus in quest for money resulting in a physical struggle between one among the officers and driver of the vehicle," an eyewitness told CAMPUS GIST.

"While the police was struggling the wheel with the driver, the bus ram into Dr. Okotie who was standing on the walkway just by the side of her vehicle killing her on the spot."

Following the incident, the police officers fled the scene leaving behind one of their colleague who was beaten by an angry mob.

Currently, residents and passersby barricaded the ever-busy New Lagos road right ahead of the UNIBEN Ugbowo main gate, causing heavy traffic gridlock for hours.

The UNIBEN medical students are embarking on a solidarity protest on Wednesday, July 22, over the killing of Dr. Stella Okotie, the mother of their former colleague.

A statement issued by Comr. Goodluck Eghosa Osemwenkhae, Director of information, Media and Publicity, on behalf of the union, said the protest would cover the police station and the Edo government house.

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