- Ado Saleh, a truck driver operating along Akure-Owo expressway was shot during a heated argument with the police at the checkpoint
- An eye witness says the truck driver died instantly after he was shot by the police
- The killing of the truck driver was said to have sparked protests which halted vehicular movement in the area
Ado Saleh, a truck driver operating along Akure-Owo expressway, was reportedly shot dead on Monday, December 2, for refusing to pay N50 bribe to police officers at a checkpoint.
Witnesses told Premium Times that Saleh was shot during a heated argument with the police at a checkpoint.
“It was at the cause of the argument that one of the police officers shot him,” a witness who asked for his name not be disclosed said.
Another witness told the newspaper that the truck driver died instantly after he was shot.
The killing reportedly led to a protest which halted vehicular movement in the area.
The spokesperson for the police in Ondo state, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said the matter was being investigated.
Joseph described the killing of the truck driver as unfortunate and urged the public not to use the isolated case of a police officer action to judge all police officers.
“The said death did happen and it was indeed unfortunate. We commiserate with the family of the deceased, Ado Saleh, and enjoin the public not to use an isolated case of a police officer action to judge all police officers. We are investigating the matter and can assure the public that police loves the people," the police spokesperson said.
He assured the public that the unmanned policeman responsible for the killing will face justice.
In another report, the Nigeria Police on Monday, December 2, said it arrested three people for assaulting and detaining a cop in Lagos.
The suspects - Kujembola Olawashina, 36; Kola Afolabi, 42; Alade Adeyinka, 26 and a female, Toyin Obide, 49 - were arraigned before a chief magistrate at the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for unlawful actions against a police officer.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspects were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace, assault and obstructing police officer from performing his duty.
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