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Tragedy As Policeman Kills Bus Driver In Niger Over N50 Bribe

idris ibrahim
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

CHINWENDU NNADOZIE

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 For allegedly refusing to part with N50 as bribe, an unnamed commercial bus driver was shot dead over the weekend by one Isah Mohammed, a police sergeant along Tegina-Lagos road Mashegu, in Mashegu local government area of Niger state.

Metro however gathered that the conductor of the bus, who sustained injuries during the alleged encounter, is presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the area.

Eyewitness account alleged that the policeman had demanded for N100 as bribe from the driver who begged him (the policeman) to accept the only N50 he had to offer.

According to the eyewitness, for daring to bargain with the policeman, the officer was said to have stood his ground and insisted on collecting the N50 balance.

However, pandemonium broke out when the officer allegedly pulled the trigger of his gun, aimed at the driver and pulled it, killing him instantly, while the conductor who was trying  to dodge  from the bullet had his leg fractured in the process.

Metro further gathered that the death of the driver attracted people from the adjourning villages who went wild with anger, while other drivers barricaded the Tegina-Lagos road after abandoning their journeys in solidarity for one of their own cut down by the trigger happy police officer’s bullet.

Bala Elkana, police public relations officer, Niger state police command confirmed the incident.

According to Elkana, a deputy superintendent of police, the policeman linked with the incident has been arrested and detained, adding that Zubairu Mu’azu, the state police commissioner has ordered discreet investigations into the incident.

The police maker quoted his boss as saying advising members of the public especially commercial drivers on the need not to take laws into their hands as he assures the public that justice would be done to the trigger happy policeman.