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Grief as corporal kills driver over N50 bribe

Grief as corporal kills driver over N50 bribe

- The Ekiti state police spokesperson Alberto Adeyemi confirmed that police corporal allegedly shot a commercial driver to death over N50 bribe

- The angry policeman opened fire on the driver when he refused to give him the bribe

- Adeyemi declared that the suspect is already facing departmental orderly room trial

A police corporal attached to the Ekiti state police command Ayodele Famodimu on Tuesday, December 12, allegedly shot a commercial driver to death at a checkpoint in Oye-Ekiti.

The Nation reports the policeman demanded a bribe of N50 from the commercial driver, which he refused to give. The angry policeman then opened fire on the driver.

According to the report, ''After the driver was hit, he lost control and the bus somersaulted. He was lying dead on the scene. In the confusion, every person crawled out of the vehicle, seeking help.”

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The state Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) spokesman Mohammed Olowo who confirmed the incident said only the driver was shot.

Olowo also said there were no critical injuries, pointing out that a hospital call the morning after did not register any critical injury.

Police spokesperson Alberto Adeyemi who also confirmed incident said the command had commenced an orderly-room trial for the corporal.

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Adeyemi added that Famodimu would be charged to court after the orderly-room.

According to him, ''The suspect is already facing departmental orderly room trial, his name is corporal Ayodele Famodimu and his departmental orderly room trial has already started.

''When the trial has been concluded, he would be dismissed after which he would be charged to court.''

Meanwhile, had reported that the Kogi state police command dismissed three of its officers for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

The command’s public relations officer William Aya who confirmed this on Wednesday in Lokoja said that the officers were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for prosecution.

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