Man Slumps, Dies By Roadside In Rivers State


A yet to be identified man has slumped and died by the roadside in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The incident happened, Tuesday, at Rumuigbo Junction area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The development has caused regrets and worries among residents who witnessed the pathetic development.

It was gathered that the yet to be identified man in his early sixties was walking by the roadside and later fell on the walkway.

A source, who gave her name simply as Grace narrated that when the said man fell that he struggled to stand for awhile without help.

Grace said passersby who gathered around the man were only taking pictures instead of helping to save the situation.

She said: “This afternoon, the man was walking by the roadside, later he fell down. Some people gathered around him. He was struggling to stand up but he couldn’t. He later died.

“No body knew him. People were afraid to touch him, because if police come now they may arrest you for questioning. So nobody wanted problem. The man died there.”

When contacted, the spokesperson of the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said police are aware of the incident, adding that it has ordered investigation into the death.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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