Benedict Kalu, the vice principal of Community Secondary School, Noyo Alike in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state, over the weekend slumped and died along Gunning road meat market, Abakaliki.
Kalu who hails from Abia State, was said to have been sick for some time now. He had boarded a tricycle to a nearby chemist shop to purchase 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.
ASP George Okafor, the state police public relations officer, confirming the incident on March, 20, 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 officers met Kalu already dead before their arrival.
He said the man had been sick for five years and died as a result 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.