The vice principal of Community Secondary School, Noyo Alike in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state, Mr. Benedict Kalu at the weekend slumped and died along the Gunning road meat market , Abakaliki.
Mr. Kalu who hails from Abia State and was said to have been sick for some time now, had boarded a tricycle popularly known as keke to a nearby chemist shop for purchase of some drugs when he slumped and died.
The traders around the scene of the incident ran away from the area for fear of police arrest following the incident.
Confirming the incident yesterday, the State police public relations officer, PPRO, ASP George Okafor said when the command got hint of the incident, some policemen from the Ekumenyi police division were sent to the scene to help but the policemen met Kalu already dead before their arrival.
He said the man had been sick for five years and that he died of high blood pressure.
Okafor added that the deceased immediate family members had been contacted and that they revealed that the man was very sick and had suffered high blood pressure for years.
The PPRO said that the corpse had been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(FETHA) and that the family members are were making arrangement for the burial.