Man slumps and dies by roadside in Port Harcourt

A yet-to-be identified man has gone to the great beyond after he slumped by the side of the road in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon, April 11, 2023, at Rumuigbo Junction area of Obio-Akpor.

According to reports, the man, believed to be in his sixties, was walking by the roadside when he suddenly collapsed on the sidewalk.

A source who only identified herself as Grace, told Vanguard that when the man fell, he struggled to stand up but couldn’t until he gave up the ghost.

She said passersby who gathered around the embattled man were only taking pictures instead of helping him.

“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 couldn’t. He later died,” she explained.

“Nobody 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.”

The PPRO of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident, stated that the command has ordered an investigation into the death.

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