Pandemonium broke out at Agulu, in the Awka area of Anambra State on Tuesday after a bribe-seeking policeman shot dead a businessman, Chinonso Onyeme.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the 30-year-old was with his friends in a Toyota Sienna when the incident happened around 1pm.
A family member of the father of four, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said Onyeme gave up the ghost at the Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, where he was rushed to for treatment.
He suddenly broke down in tears and could not continue the conversation.
An eyewitness, Ngini Ebelechukwu, said the victim was shot by a cop who was in a team of 10 bribe-seeking policemen.